Keys to Your Financial Future Facilitator Guides

Posted July 23, 2019
By the Annie E. Casey Foundation
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Facilitator Guide for Keys to Your Financial Future Curriculum


Updated in August 2019, Keys to Your Financial Future is a curriculum developed by the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative. It helps young people — ages 16–26 who are, or will soon be, facing adult responsibilities  — build the financial skills they need.

Keys to Your Financial Future was created with experts from around the country, including young people who shared what they wished they had known about personal finances as they transitioned to adulthood.
The curriculum aims to empower young people to make informed decisions about their financial lives. It is organized into eight segments called keys, which cover topics such as understanding credit, paying bills and budgeting, saving and investing, banking and protecting your identity.

The individual guides for facilitators will help those working with young people lead engaging and illuminating workshops and activities with young people.

Facilitator Guides, Activities and PowerPoints for Each Key

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Key Takeaway

The goal: Financial freedom in adulthood

This guide helps facilitators equip young people, ages 16 to 26, with essential financial knowledge and skill building opportunities. These lessons cover a range of topics — from credit card comparisons and banking basics to identity theft and more — so that young people learn how to gain control of their financial future, access assets and build economic security long term.