Empower Teens and Young Adults

Young people who learn money management early can avoid many of the costly mistakes that would otherwise set them back as they plan for their futures. The National Endowment for Financial Education® (NEFE) is proud to partner with TRIO, GEAR UP, and other community programs to empower teens and young adults to make mindful money management decisions. 

NEFE provides free award-winning personal finance curriculum, evaluation tools, and consumer sites for young adults that program staff and volunteers can use to provide effective financial education.

Empower Teens -

High School Financial Planning Program® (HSFPP)

HSFPP is a free turnkey financial literacy program specifically focused on basic personal finance skills that are relevant to the lives of teens in grades 8-12. Whether or not you have experience teaching personal finance, you will find the instructional materials easy to use and adaptable for your situation.

Organized into six topical modules, which each break down into three to five stand-alone 45-minute lessons, it is easy to create a customized workshop that fits in your time-frame and is relevant to the teens in your program.

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Educate College Students -


CashCourse is an online financial literacy program that helps college students from orientation to graduation and beyond with:

  • Articles and interactive tools—worksheets, calculators, and videos
  • Assignments to track student progress
  • Materials to help promote the program on campus

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Financial Workshop Kits

Find printable scripts and teaching plans containing handouts, PowerPoint presentations and related resources for a variety of personal finance-related topics. This website prepares community programs to easily educate young adults in a variety of group settings.

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Evaluate Impact -

Financial Education Evaluation Toolkit

Discover the effectiveness of your financial education program with this online resource. The evaluation toolkit helps you apply evaluation techniques to your programs by documenting learner impact.

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