Future Ready Mentor Toolkit

Financial literacy

Use the Financial Literacy activities to help your student learn about financial literacy by reviewing the sample budget and helping them create their own. Talk to your student about “wants” versus “needs” and how they can make smart financial decisions now and in the future.

  • Financial literacy is a big part of being future ready. Learning to make smart financial choices early will have a big impact on students as they begin first jobs or go off to college and must manage their own finances.
    Downloadable PDF: Money as you Grow
  • Use the Sample Monthly and Weekly Budget for Kids to talk about what it means to budget. Practice making a budget using real world examples.
    Downloadable PDF: Sample Monthly Budget for Kids
    Downloadable PDF: Sample Weekly Budget for Kids
  • Use the Sample Monthly Budget for Teens to talk about spending and saving habits and what it means to budget. Practice making a budget using real world examples.
    Downloadable PDF: Sample Monthly Budget for Teens