Complimentary Access to finEDge Financial Education Curriculum 

We are excited to announce that the Jackson Charitable Foundation is supporting the University of Chicago Financial Education Initiative to provide 100 teachers and approximately 5,000 high school students with free access to finEDge, a semester-long financial education curriculum designed by the University of Chicago in partnership with the Magnetar Capital Foundation. This sponsorship will provide students and teachers access to the high-quality curriculum along with extensive professional development.

Who: High school educators nationwide can apply now for complimentary access to finEDge during the 2022–23 academic year. 

What: finEDge is a semester-long financial education curriculum designed by educators, researchers, and curriculum developers at the University of Chicago Financial Education Initiative. The underlying philosophy of the program is to teach sound financial decision-making rather than simply transmit financial information and facts. The research-based curriculum is focused on developing students’ knowledge while fostering productive attitudes and behaviors around money. Simultaneously, finEDge strengthens teachers’ content knowledge and confidence by providing professional development and ongoing support. With a serious respect for the personal situation of each student, the curriculum responsibly acknowledges and addresses the range of financial learners’ realities and economic environments, including systemic barriers and inequities.

When: Applications are reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis, with all 100 available sponsorships awarded to schools by for the 2022–23 academic year.

Learn More: The course brochure and sample lesson describe finEDge and its features in more detail.

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High school educators nationwide use this form to apply for this opportunity.

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