Our Work With Young People
We believe that our work with Young People has never been more vital. With growing awareness of the foundational importance of Financial Education, the spotlight is on the subject more than ever before. This is our chance to reach Young People with the skills, training and confidence they need to ensure they are set for life.
At The Money Charity, we develop and deliver Financial Education Workshops and Resources for Young People and those who work with them. We believe that all Young People should grow up feeling confident that they have not just the skills and knowledge, but also the attitudes and behaviours they need to make the most of their money throughout their lives. Our current work with Young People falls into the following categories:
1) Money Workshops – We directly deliver our Financial Education Money Workshops, face-to-face or virtually, to groups of Young People aged 11-19 throughout England, Northern Ireland and Wales. The majority of Workshops are in schools and colleges, but we’re also very happy to deliver to other organisations working with Young People, such as charities and community groups. Since 2010, we have reached over 210,000 Young People through our Workshops. Our Young People’s team, either staff or our freelance consultants, deliver all our Workshops, and make learning about money engaging, interactive and fun!
We believe delivering Financial Education directly, in schools, colleges and other settings, is a vital option supporting those who may not be confident with the subject and/or are pressed for time. Many of the people we encounter tell us that they appreciate having experts who can teach their Young People about money, especially as a topic too often seen as taboo. Young People have also often said that they prefer to learn about money from external experts, as opposed to their teachers or even parents.
2) Our Student Money Manual is the essential guide to all things student finance and managing your money well at uni. Each year it helps thousands of Young People looking towards going to university, or those who have just started, to make key decisions about university and their finances.
Many Young People become financially independent for the first time in their lives when they go to university and have to manage their own income and student loans. Our Student Money Manual helps give them all the key information they’ll need to prepare well for uni and be confident looking after their money once there, including details on student finance, repaying loans, and living on a student budget.
3) Our Teacher Resource Packs are perfect ‘lessons in a box’, enabling teachers to deliver engaging and interactive high-quality Financial Education to KS3 and KS4 classes.
We believe that educating pupils at school about their finances at an age where they’re starting to encounter having their own money and making future decisions is one of the most important things we can do. But it can be really hard to know where to start. That’s why we have used our years of experience to create a range of engaging and interactive Teacher Resource Packs which will help you and your school to deliver high-quality Financial Education ‘in-house’, or as a supplement to one of our Workshops. (Please note, we are only able to supply these packs to schools.)
4) Teacher Support Sessions are our newest option, where one of our expert team can run a training session with a group of teachers or tutors to equip them with the skills, knowledge and confidence to deliver quality Financial Education themselves.
To find out more about any of the above, including if you’d like to support them in any way, please contact our Head of Young People Programmes Steph.