Hi Danyelle, I love the idea of introducing financial literacy to a younger demographic. Throughout my years in both public and private schools, I never had the opportunity to learn about financial concepts or real-life financing. Even as an undergraduate student at a business school, I don’t feel that I am fully prepared taking care of my finances, i.e. filing taxes.
You mentioned in your working prototype for the curriculum that groups may not necessarily be bracketed by age. As students of ages 8 through 18 have a rather large diversity of education and knowledge background, I was wondering if it would be challenging to explain various financial concepts that needed certain background knowledge?
Also, what do you think are the advantages of having students perform tasks versus adults? One of your possible competitions listed was TaskRabbit, so I was wondering, in the perspective of the task-poster, what kinds of tasks might be better suited for students to complete rather than adults?
Lastly, I saw it mentioned once, but I think including taxes in the curriculum would be incredibly helpful, as many of my peers, myself included, learn filing taxes the “hard way,” like you did. Thank you!