Our Work With Young People
We believe that our work with young people has never been more vital. With financial education on the curriculum for the first time, the spotlight is on the subject more than ever before. This is our chance to ensure we set young people up for life.
At The Money Charity, we develop and deliver products and services for young people which provide education, information and advice on money matters. We believe that all young people should have the skills, knowledge, attitudes and behaviours to make the most of their money. Our current work with young people falls into 2 main categories:
1) Financial Education in schools - We provide free direct delivery in schools and colleges in England, Wales and Northern Ireland through our Money Workshops and we have reached over 180,000 young people in this way. Our workshops are delivered by a combination of employees, volunteers and our workshop consultants, who make learning about money fun and engaging. Our workshops are suitable for young people aged 11-19.
We feel it is important to support teachers by having direct delivery initiatives in schools, particularly for those teachers who are not confident in the subject matter and/or are pressed for time. Many of the teachers we see tell us that they appreciate external experts teaching their students about money; a topic which is often seen as a taboo. Furthermore, students have often cited that they prefer to learn about money from external experts as opposed to their teachers or even their parents.
2) Our Student Money Manual is the essential guide to all things student finance and student money related. Each year it helps around 500,000 young people make decisions about university and 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 student loans and income. Our Student Money Manual helps give students and parents all the key information they need to manage their money at uni, including details on the student finance package, repaying loans and living on a student budget.