Region One ESC GEAR UP implements learning activities to help students grasp the essentials of personal finance, and to give them opportunities to practice core skills and showcase the real-world impact of the financial decisions they make. In middle school grades, financial literacy focuses on personal skills and interests, career options, and personal/family financial management. At the high school level, financial literacy introduces cohort students to the importance of making wise financial decisions. It demonstrates the importance of planning, goal-setting, and decision-making within the context of personal financial decisions.
As a result, over 2,100 students and parents have participated in the Financial Literacy Summit, and over 300 teachers have participated in Moolah Palooza. Over 2,700 students and their families have attended Financial Literacy Evening Events and more than 2,200 GEAR UP parents started saving money for their child's education.
- Financial Literacy Conferences
- Moolah Palooza Financial Literacy Educator Fest
- Deep South Texas Financial Literacy Alliance
Students, parents, and educators have received invaluable information about financial aid counseling/advising through their participation in these and other GEAR UP events.
As you can see in The Power of Investing in Our Future video, thousands of students and parents have benefited from participating in the Financial Literacy Summits and Family Evening Financial Literacy Events.