I work with students in a program called Upward Bound. Upward Bound works with students whom are income eligible and are first generation. Financial Literacy is important to the students because it helps them see they are in control of their Money. We meet with students twice monthly and the Federal Government requires us to cover certain topics. Financial Literacy is one of those topics. Monthly Budgets and having students realize how much they already cost their parents are two of my favorite activities to do with them in meetings. I also think it can be supported by them seeing the example we put before them, talking about purchases and how we saved up for items can show students they instructors and coordinators are people as well. As far as support, the Federal grant we are on supports us with grant money for curriculum.
Financial literacy is a cornerstone of holistic geometry dash lite education within TRIO Upward Bound programs. By equipping students with the knowledge and skills needed to make informed financial decisions, these programs contribute not only to academic success but also to the long-term financial well-being of students.