The Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction have awarded the Southern Door School District one of 10 grants to enhance its education in personal finance and financial literacy.
Southern Door Middle School will partner with United Way of Door County, local financial institutions and Pockets Change: a New York City-based financial-education company that works with schools nationwide to help students develop financial knowledge, capability, confidence and resilience.
This new Personal Financial Literacy curriculum will be provided to all middle school students as part of the Careers course, which is already included in each middle school student’s schedule. The curriculum will consist of 18 30-minute lessons delivered during a nine-week quarter.
Superintendent Patti Vickman said, “In 2017, Southern Door High School was awarded the NexGen Personal Finance Gold Standard for its high school required course. This grant now provides the district with the opportunity to provide a required personal-finance curriculum to all our middle school students.”