The New Financial Curriculum(03/19/15)
those who follow our program, you know that we have maintained two core
aspects of our curriculum--our "Life Skills" training, which involves
things such as personal responsibility, discipline, planning, positive
vision, etc. The other curriculum is the "Personal Career Development"
training, which focuses on things such as career interests, interview
skills, and how to be a great employee.
past year, we recognized that our students, once they gain employment
and get a paycheck, have absolutely no idea how to handle their
fact, very few of our students have a bank account and have only been
exposed to a system that works on a "cash only" basis. While we do cover
basic budgeting in our life skills curriculum, it has simply proved to
not be enough because money management is such a foreign concept and was
never instilled in them.