History of Financial Education in Schools

Since 2012 we have provided financial education to help youth become financially responsible adults.

We started our School Program in 2012 in Alberta schools with the launch of our CALM presentation. A number of presentations were developed & launched between 2012-2016, with 2016 being the first year we offered presentations for all grade levels. Our presentations are piloted, and continually revised each year.

2012

In April, we launched our first financial literacy presentation, “Budgeting & the Wise Use of Credit”, to students enrolled in Career and Life Management (CALM) classes in Edmonton and Calgary.

Students Helped
9,907
Classrooms visited
340

2013

In November, the Grade 4 Reads initiative was added to our school programming.

This program was offered across Alberta, in conjunction with Financial Literacy Month. It was an interactive reading of My Rows and Piles of Coins, by Tolowa M. Mollel.

Students Helped
9,907
Classrooms visited
340

2014

2014 marked the expansion of the “Budgeting & the Wise Use of Credit” presentation across six cities in Alberta (Calgary, Edmonton, Grand Prairie, Medicine Hat, Red Deer and Lethbridge).

We continued to offer the Grade 4 Reads program in November.

We added two new presentations to our school programming. The first presentation focused on budgeting and credit, and was geared towards Math 20-3 classes. The second presentation was for Youth in the Community. Both presentations were launched in those six cities across Alberta.

Students Helped
14,280
Classrooms visited
491

2015

This year marked the expansion of the Grade 4 Reads offering throughout the school year, not just during November’s Financial Literacy Month.

This year also marked the launch of three new presentations for junior high students.

Money Mentors opened another office in Fort McMurray, where our school programming was also offered to students.

Students Helped
18,886
Classrooms visited
676

2016

This was the first year we provided financial literacy presentations to students across all grades, from Kindergarten to Grade 12.

We look forward to continuing our financial education initiative in the years to come. It’s how we make Alberta’s financial future brighter.

Students Helped
25,662
Classrooms visited
966

2017

Money Mentors launched the Youth in the Community 12-16 presentation, “Financial Awareness for Youth.”

We also made our Extension Activities available to students in all grades throughout Alberta.

Students Helped
31,630
Classrooms visited
1,176

2018

We launched launched the online course for High School students, “Managing Money & Understanding Credit” making this required course more accessible to students.

Students Helped
37,151
Classrooms visited
1,600

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