The Impact of Finance and Entrepreneurship (Bay Area)
“It’s vulgar, coming from where I do, to talk about money.” Sound familiar? When the National Financial Educators Council asked students “what high-school course would benefit you most?” over 50% responded “money management.” And we know that teaching young people about how to wisely manage money has an impact that extends far beyond the individual, empowering youth to use finance as tool to engage with what matters most to them and their communities. Talking about money is difficult yet essential if we are to truly prepare students for a life of meaning and purpose.
In this session, we offer our perspective on places in school for money-talk and how it connects to developmental curiosities and concerns. We will also share projects and tools for PreK-12th grade, from bake sales to micro-lending, playground negotiations to B corp certifications.
During this session participants will:
- Reflect on their own ideas about the meaning of wealth and time well-spent.
- Learn more about the importance of time in the growth of capital and investment in the future of communities.
- Analyze how accumulation and investment of economic, social and cultural capital can magnify our impact.
By reflecting on personal values and beliefs, and developing new strategies for talking about and understanding one’s relationship to money with their students and communities, participants will leave better-prepared to design learning experiences that use finance and an entrepreneurial mindset as a tool for social change.
The learning portion of our workshop will run from 1:00-5:00pm, with an optional happy hour from 5:00-6:00pm.