The MONEY F-I-T Program is launching in 4th and 5th grade classes in the Eau Claire Area School District in Spring 2012.
The program is a unique opportunity to enhance students’ financial knowledge and measure the effectiveness of classroom-based financial education.
Students will receive lessons in personal money management, financial decision-making, banking services, and saving. Teachers and Royal Credit Union educators will receive specialized training and materials to deliver these lessons.
MONEY F-I-T Q&A
Q: What is the MONEY F-I-T Program?
A: MONEY F-I-T is a classroom financial education program for 4th and 5th grade students. The goal of the program is to help students develop important financial skills, including saving money and spending wisely.
Q: What will students learn?
A: Students will receive five classroom lessons on personal finance topics such as saving, banking, and money management.
Q: Will all students receive instruction?
A: Yes! 4th and 5th graders will receive instruction either in March and April or April and May of 2012 as part of their regular classroom activities. Students will also take part in surveys to measure the effects of MONEY F-I-T.Half of the District’s 4th and 5th graders will receive instruction in March and April and the remaining half will receive instruction in April and May. The assignment of groups is completely random.
Q: What is the role of teachers?
A: Participating teachers will receive classroom materials and attend a 2.5-hour training session in February 2012 offered by the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Royal Credit Union educators will also offer instructional support in the classroom to help teachers as needed.
Q: What is the role of parents?
A: Parents of 4th and 5th grade students in the Eau Claire Area School District will receive a consent form and survey in the mail. Completing these forms will allow children to be a part of an exciting national research effort to measure the impacts of MONEY F-I-T. The forms will only take a few minutes to complete.
Questions about MONEY F-I-T? Contact Nicole Truog, Associate Director, UW-Madison Center for Financial Security, email@example.com or 608.262.6766.