Yesterday’s story, Fargo 6th-graders mop up against college investors, about the Oak Grove math students was wonderful. Mr. Carlson and his kids were fully engaged in the investment challenge all throughout the school year, and it was even surprising to us to see how excited the students were about learning concepts of investing in a hands-on way.
We want to thank Motif Investing for providing the tools that allowed these kids to build their classroom’s portfolios. Their platform really made the learning fun and easy for the kids. As an adult investor, I love it, too!
We continue to expand the scope of BreadVault to include curriculum that utilizes our own app and the apps of other great financial technology companies to create a meaningful virtual financial life experience for youth ages 10 – 18. We don’t believe that you can “teach” financial literacy to youth. It’s a skill set that has to be learned through application.
Imagine your 6th grader or your 9th grader or your high school junior learning consequential financial lessons by managing his or her own virtual budget, investment portfolio, debt, and discretionary income inside a “classroom economy”. We have science labs, right? Think of BreadVault for the Classroom as a financial management lab.
Between now and June 2014, we are looking for schools to volunteer as participants in our beta testing of the BreadVault for the Classroom curriculum. If you are interested in having us contact your school to get them involved, please reach out to our team at email@example.com and provide us with your contact information. In turn, we will send you a video file to show you what we are building. We believe we’ve accomplished the unattainable…making personal finance exciting to the next generation.