DeForest Area High School Earns Grant For Adding Personal Finance Elective, Teaching DeForest Students About Money – Next Gen Personal Finance (NGPF), the leader in financial education in middle and high schools in the U.S., has issued DeForest Area High School a $1,000 Grant under its Mission: 2025 Challenge after the school added Personal Finance as an elective for the 2021-2022 School Year.
The grant was secured from efforts of Business Education Teachers Dave Haas and Timothy Wells, and College & Career Readiness Coordinator Chris Smith because of our district’s new Personal Finance class being offered at the high school next year.
U.S. high schools that launch new one-semester personal finance courses starting with the 2021-2022 school year will join DeForest Area High School and receive $1,000 grants, with $1 million to be awarded in total. The goal of the Mission: 2025 Challenge is that 100% of high school students will have access to a personal finance course by the year 2025.
“1 in 3 U.S. high schoolers does not have access to a personal finance course in school today. Given the eagerness of educators to increase access to this essential course, I expect we can achieve this goal together. I’m proud to recognize teachers and leaders at schools like DeForest Area High School who are making progress in their communities all over the U.S.” said NGPF co-founder Tim Ranzetta.
About Next Gen Personal Finance
Next Gen Personal Finance (NGPF), has become the “one-stop shop” for more than 45,000 educators looking for high-quality, engaging personal finance curriculum to equip students with the skills they need to thrive in the future. Teachers can use NGPF’s course proposal, syllabus, course description, and course name templates to make their case to their school leadership to offer personal finance, all on the Mission: 2025 site at ngpf.org/mission2025.