We Offer Two Unique Programs for Schools


Our Classroom Integration Program For Grades Pre-K - 12

"We owe this to our students. I cannot be more thrilled about the exposure our kids will have because of this program. This should be everywhere."

- Martin Smallhorne, Administrator for the Young Adult Borough Center at Herbert Lehman High School


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MONEY DOES GROW ON TREES

GRADES PRE-K - 2

Our Money Does Grow on Trees Program teaches our youngest about finance and money. They begin with studying compound interest and end with an introduction to investing. Our curriculum works because even as our youngest students are learning to read and do math, we still deliver elevated curriculum that prepare them to be successful in our Time Is Money Program. 


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TIME IS MONEY

GRADES 3 - 8

Our Time is Money Program teaches foundational financial and investment concepts. This program is inspired by research that tells us that race, gender, and socioeconomic status determines wealth and financial literacy and seeks to go beyond the recommendation to begin programs at the high-school level. We cover topics of personal finance and give our participants the opportunity to begin trading stocks and bonds. 


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HIGHER EDUCATION

GRADES 9 - 12

Our Higher Education program prepares high school students to navigate the financial decisions they will have to make as they prepare to go to college. We deliver curriculum about parsing the students loan, saving and investing, debt management, credit counseling, and wealth management. High school students also enjoy our Meet Ups, which provide students the opportunity to work with our financial experts and educators to learn more financial topics of their choice.


What we offer

For our classroom integration program, we offer customized and original wealth and financial curriculum for your school. We then train teachers to become financial educators and deliver our curriculum on 'Wealth Days', which occur once a month for the duration of the school year. We will also host quarterly workshops for students and parents on more advanced financial topics.

Parents matter too!

We encourage our students to return home and speak with their parents about what they learned. As such, we provide parent guides that detail what their child learned and questions that can guide them in productive conversation about wealth and financial literacy.

Cost

It is an integral part of our mission to serve underserved communities and under-resourced schools, as such we offer below market rate prices for our programs. There are three program packages that schools can pick from. Please click the yellow button below to learn more about program costs.


Program Logistics

TIMELINE

Late Spring

1. Meet with school administrators and grade-team leaders to discuss the goals and purpose of program.

2. BlackFem, Inc. will generate lesson plans that teacher will use throughout the school year. In addition, BlackFem, Inc. will schedule 4 workshop days to come to your school to deliver more advanced curriculum.

Late Summer

1. Meet with school administrators and grade-team leaders to begin our training program. Some training will be in person and the rest will be on our Online Learning Center.

2. BlackFem, Inc. will deliver the final program to your school. This includes lesson plans and supplemental materials.

During School Year

1. BlackFem, Inc. will have monthly meetings with teachers and administrators to ensure that students are succeeding.

2. BlackFem, Inc. will host a wealth workshop once a quarter and conclude the school year with an investment boost camp. 



Our After School Program - The School Bank

"One of the coolest things will be when you hear a first grader run down the hallway saying,
"Yes! My credit score went up!"

- Renee, BlackFem Program Parent

PROGRAM STRUCTURE


Students Who Sign Up

Students in our after-school program serve as the bank managers, as they will generate credit reports, credit scores, and distribute monthly salaries for every student in the school.

The school bank serves as the connective force among students, teachers, and staff. Its effect transforms the school through wealth and financial literacy. Students feel empowered in the program because they are responsible for the management and success of the bank.

Whole School

A student is able to earn a salary based on their credit score. The student may then use that "money" to consume at the school store or invest in the school by buying school shares.

Students will further understand the meaning of being engaged at school because just as much as they can earn, they can be subject to taxes for negative behavior and performance. This component of the program further engages students in the efforts of the bank and empowers members of the program to serve everyone well.

Students Who Qualify

The most exciting part for the students regarding this program is that they can use the "money" they earned to consume in the school store. Students must reach a certain credit threshold in order to consume.

If our program is truly making an impact on the school community, the majority of students (and hopefully all students) will have the ability to consume or invest at the school store.

Student credit scores are linked to metrics like attendance and homework completion. As such, our after school program compels students to come to school and be their best selves. Below is a sample credit report that every student in the school receives on a monthly basis:


Program Meetings

Our after school program meets twice a month. While at the program, students in the program will serve as the school bank branch managers, perform data analytics and entry to generate school-wide credit reports, calculate take-home salaries, and participate in our wealth and financial literacy workshops.

Cost

It is an integral part of our mission to serve underserved communities and under-resourced schools, as such we offer below market rate prices for our programs. There are three program packages that schools can pick from. Please click the yellow button below to learn more about program costs.