Developing financial knowledge, skills and habits is an important stepping stone on young people’s path to adult financial well-being. Since 2017, FHI 360 has worked with the U.S. government’s Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to design, launch and promote a youth financial education platform on their website. Our team of educators, financial literacy experts, curriculum writers, web developers and outreach specialists support CFPB in translating research into the development of tools and resources that support K–12 financial education.
FHI 360 has created and published more than 200 free, engaging and easy-to-use financial literacy activities and assessments for elementary, middle, and high school students. The activities are available on CFPB’s website, where they can be filtered by topic, students’ age and grade ranges, school subject or activity characteristics. We have tailored many of the activities to address the specific needs of English-language learners, urban and rural students, students with special needs and students from high-poverty communities to help ensure equity in financial education.
Additionally, FHI 360 has created an interactive depiction of the steps young people take on the journey to adult financial well-being and a series of short videos. We also helped CFPB launch an interactive version of their curriculum review tool, which helps educators select high-quality financial education curriculum.
Through FHI 360’s outreach support, the CFPB Youth Financial Education platform is becoming the “go-to” site for K–12 financial education. Key partners in this project include Forum One, which supports the web development work, and Financial Literacy Group, which provides additional support and expertise in financial education, content development and national policy.