A fun way to start teaching children and empowering them about finances could be done through fun and creative exercises. For example, "Choose your own adventure" books. Children can be encouraged to "dream big" and then perhaps these dreams can be created into a "choose your own adventure" book (by a non-profit?), specific to the child. The thought provoking and lesson learning book will allow them to think for themselves, making decisions and allowing them to "experience" the results of those decision. If they "experience" what could happen before hand, it could be very powerful in teaching them how to prepare to have a better chance at that ending they want!