TCU’s Financial Empowerment Program, powered by FoolProof, launched in 2015 and now reaches students in more than 160 schools. Karol Griffin, TCU’s Director of Financial Empowerment and Community Outreach, appeared on the Indiana Education Insight podcast to explain how TCU’s education efforts promote a lifetime of sound financial habits. The podcast, available here, also features FoolProof’s Chief Operating Officer Drew Guthrie speaking with host Dr. J.T. Coopman, Executive Director of the Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents.
FoolProof™ offers a free, easy-to-use financial literacy curriculum to schools, distributed and funded by partner credit unions. Recent FoolProof initiatives include a program in Spanish for high school students and a program for parents to support their children’s learning at home.
The web-based program — the only curriculum endorsed by the Consumer Federation of America, the Campaign for Commercial-Free Childhood, Public Citizen and the National Association of Consumer Advocates — meets all the Indiana academic requirements for personal finance. Developed by teachers and personal finance experts, it offers activities and resources to engage students quickly and the flexibility to begin at any point in the school year. Topics range from checking accounts, credit cards and credit scores to saving for college, investments and retirement.
To learn more the program, visit http://portal.foolproofonline.info/tcu/education/.