Our Work With Young People
We believe that our work with young people has never been more vital. With growing awareness of the vitality of financial education at an early age, 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 guidance on money matters. We believe that all young people should have the skills, knowledge, attitudes and behaviours to make the most of their money throughout their lives. Our current work with young people falls into three main categories:
1) Money Workshops – We provide free direct delivery of financial education, primarily in schools and colleges in England, Northern Ireland and Wales, although we are very happy to deliver in non-education settings too. We have reached over 200,000 young people in this way. Workshops are delivered by a combination of employees, volunteers and our freelance consultants, who make learning about money fun, interactive and engaging. Our workshops are suitable for young people aged 11-19.
We feel it is important to support educators and others by having direct delivery initiatives in schools, colleges and non-educational settings, particularly for those who are not confident in the subject matter 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; a topic which is often seen as a taboo. Furthermore, young people 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 thousands of young people make 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 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.
3) Our Teacher Resource Packs are perfect ‘lessons in a box’, enabling teachers to deliver engaging and interactive financial education.
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 engaging and interactive Teacher Resource Packs which will help you and your school to deliver 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 teachers.)