A Special Message to Teachers from Wells Fargo:
The Wells Fargo Foundation celebrates you and the work you do. We know it’s been a tough year and you deserve a thank you like no other during National Teacher Appreciation Week 2021. We remain committed to helping individuals, families, and communities recover and build financial resilience as we continue to navigate the COVID-19 global pandemic. As schools begin reopening, we understand that many of you, as well as many families within your community, may still need online resources to engage young people during this time. Or, as you transition back to your classroom, you may want to try out a team building or engagement activity like a financial simulation.
Whatever your need, consider checking out – and sharing – the free, non-commercial Hands on Banking® program for online tools and resources to allow students to explore and practice money skills.
What We Offer
Wells Fargo provides the Hands on Banking program to the community as a free public service without any endorsements or advertising. The Hands on Banking program includes engaging, highly flexible activities that teach valuable financial skills by guiding students through real-life scenarios. Your students can learn all about money – where it comes from, how to earn it and keep it safe, and how to use it responsibly through self-directed courses by grade or classroom instruction.
Hands on Banking offers a comprehensive suite of financial education articles, courses and tools designed for self-paced or group learning. Since 2003, we have reached over 9 million people with our financial education program through classes, workshops and our website. In 2020, over 1 million people from across the globe visited our award winning, free financial education program:
- Available in English and Spanish
- Free program without commercial content or product ties
- Widely used in schools and by non-profits for over 15 years
- Extensive age-specific (children through senior adults) and custom audience (entrepreneurs, military) curriculum
- Flexible web-based program and self-directed courses perfect for remote and at-home learning and traditional instruction delivery channels
- In addition to educator resources, we also provide resources for parents and caregivers.
Hands on Banking can help students address real-life financial situations including budgeting, opening accounts, managing credit, investing, and much more. There are several resources available to explore these financial topics, including Zing, a friendly and curious green alien that helps elementary school students or self-paced modules for high school students.
The youth curriculum is aligned to financial literacy, economics, mathematics, social studies, family and consumer sciences, and Common Core State Standards, followed by many of the country’s school districts. Instructor Guides packed with engaging and interactive activities including worksheets, planning tips, classroom activities, and much more are available online here in English and here in Spanish.
We’ve recently launched an enhanced learning experience and brand new resources to help you, personally build your financial acumen, and professionally, as you facilitate important conversations about responsible money management with your students and their families. Key highlights include:
- For you, personally, we now have a new personalized experience that will help you develop your financial acumen and achieve your financial goals. We encourage you to try out our new assessment and explore Hands on Banking to build your financial capability.
- For you, professionally, Hands on Banking for Youth makes it easier for you to navigate and access new grade-appropriate resources – including lessons for elementary, middle, and high school – on topics from spending, saving, and giving back, to cryptocurrency.
- For students, Hands on Banking for Youth features advanced video capabilities and interactive exercises, enabling students to watch videos with Zing, Zoey, Angie, and Alex, which bring the lessons to life, and test their knowledge from any type of device.
- For families, Hands on Banking for Youth provides brand new tools, resources and activities to help parents, guardians, and caregivers continue important conversations about responsible money management with students at home – from determining allowances and budgeting for a fun family activity, to understanding health insurance and reading a paycheck.
To provide the best experience for you and your students, we would love your feedback on our program. Please take 2 minutes to share your insights with us here.
Contact Wells Fargo
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about Hands on Banking and how we can help you and your school community.