Educators around the country are giving their students’ future success a boost with Claim Your Future® (CYF) – a financial literacy program that helps increase knowledge about higher education, careers and money management. Teachers and students have been raving about the interactive educational program and more than 150,000 have played online or in the classroom.
Finance Authority of Maine (FAME), developed the program to use in Maine’s financial education efforts and has helped tens of thousands of Maine students from grades five and up become more financially savvy.
The online version has been played all over the world and is very popular in many states. Due to overwhelming requests, FAME has adapted the program so other organizations can co-brand and customize the program (both website and game kits) for their own constituents.
FAME offers standard or customized program kits or online sites for other state entities, non-profit organizations, financial institutions, and youth programs looking to promote financial literacy. Organizations have enjoyed linking their brand with this high-quality game as it helps raise awareness of their own brand and programs with this key audience. FAME can customize logos, careers and expenses to either the physical game kits or website. Revenue generated from the sales of this program is used to provide financial education to Maine families.
The program is proven to expand knowledge and engage students from fifth grade through high school and even into adulthood. Teachers have used the program as a one-time classroom activity or as part of a larger unit on careers, higher education, and money management.
“Claim Your Future was so easy to use. I just opened the box and in minutes was engaging students. It was amazing how much they learned in under 40 minutes. They had so many ah-ha! moments,” said teacher Kathy Boucher of St. Michael School in Augusta, Maine.
The game can be played as one lesson or as part of a larger financial literacy program.
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Individual program kits can be ordered in quantities from one to thousands; bulk discounts are available for large orders, and customization is available for branded websites and large kit orders of 100 or more. We can customize careers, expenses and even add an organization’s logo to either the physical game kits or websites
FAME, in partnership with Carnegie Dartlet, recently launched a new college and scholarship search feature within the CYF website. The organizations partnered to take the program one step further—from an interactive financial lesson to a resource that connects students with the right higher education path and guides them to their career of choice.
FAME has incorporated CollegeXpress, Carnegie Dartlet’s student portal for higher education, into CYF. CollegeXpress is a popular higher education and scholarship search website focused on helping its users find the right college fit. It provides a free personalized experience and allows students to seek colleges, scholarships, and information that help link future career goals and interests to their higher education path. Together, CYF and CollegeXpress create a powerful tool that helps students understand careers, academic majors, and college options while considering the financial consequences of their choices.
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