VerMoney for Spring 2022

Vermont Afterschool, Inc., in collaboration with the Vermont State Treasurer’s Office, is pleased to again be offering the VerMoney Financial Literacy program for Spring 2022. This program provides afterschool and out-of-school time programs with a curriculum, training, and materials to teach young Vermonters to become more financially literate.

BACKGROUND

Financial decisions impact how we all live, work, and play, yet only 22% of Vermonters have participated in financial education in school, college, or work. Let’s change that! One of the best things we can do for young people is to give them the skills and knowledge they will need in life, including financial literacy. Teaching students financial concepts early can positively influence how they manage their finances throughout their lives. This curriculum helps young people reflect on the differences between wants and needs, and engages them in making choices about money.

ELIGIBILITY

Afterschool and out-of-school time programs that serve youth in grades 2-5 are eligible for VerMoney. 

WHAT YOU GET

  • Financial Literacy Curriculum for grades 2-5 that can easily be adapted to remote learning
  • Three books from the VT State Treasurer’s “Reading as an Investment” program
  • Program materials kit (including three additional books that are tied to the curriculum)
  • Training and coaching to support you in offering the curriculum

REQUIREMENTS

  • Run an 8 to 10-week financial literacy program at one (or more) afterschool site(s) for students in grades 2-5
  • Participate in a virtual two-hour training on February 2, 2022 from 10:00-12:00pm
  • Give permission to be featured on the Vermont Afterschool & Vermont State Treasurer’s Office website, newsletters, press releases and social media 
  • Collect photos of youth engaged in the program and share with Vermont Afterschool & the Vermont State Treasurer’s Office, ensuring that youth in any photos have a completed relevant photo release form
  • Participate in program evaluation and outcomes reporting

DEADLINE

The deadline for submissions is Friday, January 7th, 2022. Applications must be completed via the online form by the deadline. Contact Katie O’Shea (katie@nullvermontafterschool.org) with any questions. 

VerMoney Application Form 

With gratitude to the Vermont Bankers Association, Windham Foundation, and Vermont State Treasurer’s Office for their support of this project.