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在我自己的话说:贾森lefkort '21
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由Jason lefkort '21


在这充满挑战的时代,我们都在努力通过采用我们自己独特的兴趣和技能,使有形的社会变革。考虑到我在财经,和最近的研究表明,普遍缺乏社会金融知识的兴趣,我确定金融知识的一个领域,我可以做一个显著差异。

社会经济差异导致一些目前在美国社会中最明显的不公正的。自2019年秋天,艾默生lubke '21,我已经在家庭关系,位于东奥兰治社会服务机构从事教学金融知识的otary程序(外展到边缘青少年)。我们的otary第一届会议期间,我就明白了,学生没有得到充分的教导,甚至金融知识的最基本的环节。这种认识不仅印证了我的观点,教育是为了帮助提高经济正义的重要工具。

从我在otary的经历,我才明白,最有效的方法教理财知识的学生将通过全面的发展历程,通过同学们成才,先从最基本的材料,工作起来更复杂的讨论之前, 。

随着金融文化知识和技能,我已经在我的时间从夏季大学课程和我自己的研究开发在pingry,包括我大一的金融扫盲班,以及武装,我开始规划我自己的课程。我的经验作为pingry信贷联盟主席(对我们的帐户转出今年秋季工作)给了我需要教给学生有关金融知识元素的更深层的意义。

我花了数月创造的“Think Dollars & Sense”金融扫盲课程集中在初中和高中在校学生的社区教育。这个免费的在线课程,专为学生来自全国各地,手臂学生作出明智的财务决策的重要知识。作为课程的一部分,我们探索不同的态度和思考金钱的方式。现实情况进行考察,以帮助学生更好地了解自己的财务方案,并识别和避免掠夺性金融实践。我课程内容还包括短记录采访时表示,我这样做(和一些我还没有做)与谁融资的他们的日常生活和职业生活中的重要性,讲不同背景的商业领袖。我也用金钱流行的歌曲,以改变讨论的话题,并保持学生的注意力。最近,克里斯ticas '21加入了认为美元和责任感的团队媒体主任克里斯创造了标志,编辑视频,并改进了过在线课程的所有外观,使得它更加参与为学生。

I have spent a lot of time planning the course, networking with professionals to help me inspire students, and speaking with teachers from underserved communities, including in Detroit and Brooklyn, to help me with teaching recommendations geared towards my target audience. I am working with different organizations (including Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern New Jersey) and public schools (including Edward R. Murrow High School in Brooklyn), in order to reach students. I have learned a lot while creating the program and teaching through Zoom. Although it was a challenge to keep the students engaged in the material, I was able to overcome this by focusing on the mission of Think Dollars & Sense: arming students with both information and the ability to make informed decisions. I have focused the classes on presenting information to the students and guiding them through the process of making an informed decision in specific and fun scenarios. In this way, the students are immediately able to apply their new knowledge and skills in a very engaging way. I am excited to continue building on the financial literacy teaching I have already done through OTARY.

而我的理想的班级规模是七到八名学生,我有这么多学生报名参加我的第一次会议,我结束了创建两个不同的部分,一个在新泽西州北部的大哥哥大姐姐们一起,一个用于其他学生来自周围谁是由不以营利为目的的领导和老师称我的国家。根据学生的反馈,会议会非常好,学生问很多优秀的问题和踊跃参与!我有更有趣的想法,我将在未来几个星期内实施。

I am looking forward to inspiring even more students through financial education as I continue to expand Think Dollars & Sense through relationships with new organizations, as well as school partnerships. 请联络 if you are interested in learning more, know of an organization that would be interested in this program, or if you would like to become a Think Dollars & Sense teacher, team member, or special video guest interested in speaking about the importance of finance in your professional life.

Learn more about Think Dollars & Sense.


联系: 安德烈道森,资深作家, adawson@pingry.org