The purpose of the Money Matters 2.0 is to empower students to make sound financial decisions and prepare them for a future of financial success and security. It was our desire to facilitate a financial literacy program that would also teach students how to avoid debt, budget with intention, invest early, and build wealth so they can live generously.
Derrick Brooks Charities has partnered with Dave Ramsey in his Foundations in Personal Finance: Middle School Edition to send a message to middle school students in order to meet new financial literacy standards. This program began on 1/18/2017 at Giunta Middle School. This program is available to thirty 8th grade students for approx. 12-16 weeks. The students completed pre-test in week one and will complete post-test after the program.
Derrick Brooks Charities and Fifth Third Bank in partnership, offers students the opportunity to learn how to:
This class is available to 30 middle school students per school year and can be facilitated at various locations.
The current sessions are being conducted at Giunta Middle School.
Students are preparing their first budget!