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MONEY:. Multiple Opportunities Needed to Engage Youth. WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE?. Academy of Business & Finance.

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MONEY:

Multiple Opportunities Needed to Engage Youth


WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE?


Academy of Business & Finance

  • The mission of the Acadiana High School Academy of Business and Finance is to equip students with the financial knowledge and communication skills necessary to have an immediate competitive edge in post-secondary education and/or the workforce.


History

  • Began in 2002 as part of the Lafayette Parish School System “Schools of Choice” Program

    • Approximately 30 programs from Pre-K to high school


Member of NAF (National Academy Foundation)

  • Smaller learning communities

  • Industry-specific, project-based curriculum

  • Finance

  • Hospitality and Tourism

  • Information Technology

  • Engineering

  • Newest: Health Sciences

  • 40 states with almost 500 academies

  • www.naf.org


How do students join?

  • Online application

  • Essay

  • Teacher recommendation

  • Interview session

  • LOTTERY

    • Based on formula approved by Department of Justice

  • NO CRITERIA ON DISCIPLINE, ATTENDANCE, OR SOCIAL HISTORY

  • Only requirement to remain in the program: schedule & pass required curriculum


What do they learn?

  • Career Cluster: Finance

  • AOC: Banking and Finance (NAF Academy)


TEACHERS LIKE FREE (or cheap) RESOURCES!

So how/where do we find them?


First and foremost…YOUR BUSINESS COMMUNITY

  • Advisory Board consisting of:

    • Industry representatives

    • Post-secondary institutions

    • Parent

    • Student

    • Teachers

    • Administrators

    • District leadership

  • Involvement:

    • Curriculum selection and implementation (classroom visits, fieldtrips, assistance with project)

    • Student Internships and Teacher Externships

    • Mentoring

    • Fundraising & Donations


Partnerships

  • Offer tax preparation services through the VITA program

  • Open a credit union or bank in your school


FBLA


Melissa Gossen, Lafayette Schools’ Federal Credit Union, Summer 2012

Internships


Activities to incorporate financial literacy in your classroom:

  • Non-technology:

    • NEFE

    • MoneyTrack

    • Federal Reserve materials

    • Checking Account Simulations (The Financial Literacy Project)

    • Chad Foster books

    • w!se

    • U.S. Treasury Financial Capability Challenge

  • Technology:

    • Gen i Revolution

    • MoneySKILL

    • The Stock Market Game

    • EverFi

    • On Your Own Coast-to-Coast (budgeting simulation)

    • Dave Ramsey’s “Foundations in Personal Finance”

      • (curriculum approved for public high school use)


SCHOOL-WIDE ACTIVITIES

Financial Literacy Month – April

Be A Millionaire Day – May 20th


Teacher Professional Development Opportunities:

  • Jump$tart (State & National Conferences)

  • Council for Economic Education

  • Continuing Education

    • Economics for Educators (FTE)

    • NYSE Teachers’ Workshops

    • Federal Reserve Bank Teachers’ Workshops

    • State & District Summer Trainings

      • GEAR UP Educators’ In Business Camp

  • Fund for Teachers (www.fundforteachers.org)

  • Externships/Mentoring Opportunities


Questions?

Academy of Business and Financewww.ahsbusinessandfinance.comPhone 337.984.2324315 Rue du Belier, Lafayette la 70506


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