Calling All 6th, 7th and 8th Grade Teachers in Washington!
The Washington State Department of Financial Institutions regulates and examines a variety of state chartered financial services. The Department also provides education and outreach to protect consumers from financial fraud. If you have a consumer question, or need to file a complaint, DFI is there to help.
As part of its outreach, the DFI is offering free financial literacy curriculum materials to a limited number of sixth, seventh and eighth grade classrooms across the state of Washington. Specifically, the materials being offered are the Money Savvy U Intermediate Personal Finance Curriculum, both the teacher materials and the student consumables. The DFI is also offering free teacher training that will be accessible to participating teachers 24/7 during the remainder of the 2017-18 school year.
Register Today! Washington 6th, 7th and 8th grade teachers may register their interest in the initiative by completing this MSU Registration Form.
Registration is on a first come, first served basis. We will confirm your participation within a few days.
What is being asked of teachers?
- Register for the initiative
- Accept the free curriculum materials and view the webcast training video
- Administer a brief pre- and post-instruction assessment tests
- Teach the curriculum during the 2017-18 school year (5 hours of classroom time)
- Distribute an 8-question parent survey to the students' parents
- Return assessment tests and parent surveys to
Money Savvy Generation
Has this been done before?
Yes, the DFI sponsored has sponsored Money Savvy U in hundreds of classrooms across the state annually since 2006. The program gets consistent rave reviews from teachers, students and parents alike. See the DFI's website for more information.
How do parents feel about this initiative?
Survey results from the program last year demonstrate parents' support of putting this type of education in their children's classrooms:
- 73% of parents feel that the Money Savvy U curriculum has increased their child's knowledge and skills in an important subject area.
- 96% of parents feel that financial literacy is very relevant in their child's future.
- 38% of parents said that the Money Savvy Kids curriculum would change how the adults in the household handled their money.
- 80% of parents support the idea of this program
being expanded across the state
Why should our school/my classroom participate?
A child can have solid reading, writing, and math
skills, but if they cannot manage their money, they will struggle,
even fail as adults. You can change that. You can give them the
basic framework to make good financial decisions. Armed with this
knowledge, they will become responsible citizens and contributors
to their community. You can change their lives.
The unfortunate reality is that outside of this program, most Washington State students will never receive any formal instruction in basic personal finance. Not in elementary school, high school or even college. This is an opportunity to give your students a critical life skill that will get them started on the road to financial success.
Register Today! Washington 6th, 7th and 8th grade teachers may register their interest in the initiative by completing this MSU Registration Form. We will confirm your participation in the project within a few days.
Contact Us: If you would like to know more or have questions about this initiative, please feel free to contact Lyn Peters, Director of Communications for the Washington DFI via or via phone at 360-902-8731 or Michael Beacham, President of Money Savvy Generation via or via toll-free phone at 800-413-0073 ext 202.