Kids, Youth, & Families
Find resources, tools, and guides dedicated to the financial education needs of kids, youth, and families.
In 2009 the legislature passed SHB 1347, which led to the adoption of RCW 28A.300.450, extending the efforts of Financial Literacy Public-Private Partnership (FLPPP) by creating the Financial Education Public-Private Partnership (FEPPP). The committee brings together individuals from both the public and private sector in an effort to provide quality financial education for students in the public school system. Read more about FEPPP and FEPPP goals!
Reviewed Financial Education Curriculum
The FEPPP Education Committee has reviewed financial education curriculum and has assessed these programs to be effective tools in your classroom.
Financial Education Resources and Links
FEPPP has numerous Financial Education resources for educators, students, and lifelong learners.
For more financial education tools, explore these Curriculum Resources for Financial Educators!
Financial Education Inclusivity Guidebook
Financial education materials, like most public-school curriculums, are written by and for the largest market segment – the middle class. Studies evaluating the effectiveness of financial education programs repeatedly conclude that there is a need for materials that are relevant for students from low-income households. This work is designed to help educators make their financial education classes more inclusive by recognizing the differences in perspective and experience of all students. Identifying and adjusting for these differences can be the difference between a lesson that resonates with all students and one that leaves a quarter of your class unchanged in any meaningful way. If our experiences and our curriculums don’t reflect the world of our students, how do we ignite student interest? This is the question we hope to address in this booklet. We hope that this booklet will provide a fresh perspective and give you permission to explore new methods for your classroom focused on inclusivity for all students, expanding their world to include multiple perspectives. Our goal is to share with you where there is potential for improvement in our standard curriculums, and how we work to fix them. This is just the beginning of this conversation.
Financial Education Inclusivity Guidebook - Making Financial Education Inclusive to All Students, Conversations with Master Educators
Junior Achievement of Washington is a nonprofit that aims to inspire and prepare young people for success. The organization provides several ways to get involved, whether you’re someone looking to volunteer, part of a district or school looking for educational materials, or part of a business looking to help expand the reach of their mission.
Financial Beginnings Washington helps strengthen communities through inclusive financial education. They are a state-wide nonprofit that provides accessible and unbiased financial education programming to youth and adults in schools and community-based organizations across Washington.
All their programs are provided at no cost to learners and educational partners. They typically deliver programming to around 10,000 Washington youth and adults annually, prioritizing groups from low-to-moderate income (LMI) households.
Your Money Matters Financial Mentoring Program provides mentorship to individuals on how to access and participate in their financial health, how to make informed financial decisions, how to responsibly manage their money to build and protect their assets, and establish the financial safety nets, habits, and practices that will have tremendous implications on their lives, and the lives of their current or future children.
Jump$tart Washington is a nonprofit coalition created to promote the need for financial education and personal financial literacy in Washington State. They provide teacher training seminars, special events for students, and outreach to citizens throughout the state.
The Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization based in Washington, D.C. Jump$tart supports the financial education efforts of its partners and affiliates, and brings together the financial literacy community to foster cooperation and collaboration.
The FDIC Money Smart financial education program can help people of all ages enhance their financial skills and create positive banking relationships.
Money Smart for Young People
The FDIC's Money Smart for Young People series consists of four free curriculum products. Each age-appropriate curriculum includes lesson plans for educators along with guides for parents and caregivers. The materials are available for immediate download.
How Money Smart Are You?
This is a suite of 14 games and related resources about everyday financial topics. It’s based on FDIC’s award-winning Money Smart program.
Guide to Organizing Reality Fairs
A reality fair is a simulation of an adult’s financial life that provides youth with an interactive experience for making real world financial decisions and managing money. Participants experience what it is like to have an account at a financial institution, decide how to use their money, obtain a loan, manage debt, and more.
This guide is a comprehensive resource for organizing a three-hour reality fair for youth. It includes checklists, timelines, sample communications, and more for planning the fair. The guide also includes resources that support the fair itself, such as participant profiles and booth worksheets.
The Washington Student Achievement Council is committed to increasing educational opportunities and attainment in Washington. The Council's initiatives include:
- Lead statewide strategic planning to increase educational attainment.
- Administer programs that help people access and pay for college.
- Advocate for the economic, social, and civic benefits of higher education.
The Washington 529 College and Education Savings Plans (WA529) are the Guaranteed Education Tuition (GET) Program and DreamAhead College Investment Plan.
WA529 helps families save for their children or grandchildren’s future education expenses and include tax-free growth on earnings and the flexibility to use the funds for a variety of educational expenses at colleges, universities, trade and vocational schools across the U.S. and even abroad.
The student loan advocate supports current and future student loan borrowers in Washington State. Coordinating with other state agencies, Washington's loan advocate:
- Addresses student borrower complaints.
- Provides information and resources about student loan repayment.
- Educates the public about the rights and responsibilities of student loan borrowers.
Ask Washington's student loan advocate about:
- Income-driven repayment (IDR)
- Public service loan forgiveness
- Delinquency and default
- Deferment and forbearance
- Total and permanent disability discharge
- Closed school discharge
- Other student loan questions
Resources for Educators
New York Fed Economic Education creates accessible and engaging resources and programs to enhance economic literacy, highlight economic and racial inequities, and promote awareness of the Federal Reserve System to shape a better economy for all segments of society.
Educational Comic Books
These educational comic books are an engaging classroom resource for teachers to use in their social studies and economics lessons.