Erica, a retired administrative assistant, wanted to help adults learn how to manage their money through fun and engaging activities. She knew there was a need but wasn’t sure if the adults in her local area would respond. Surveying adults at her local community center suggested that enough people would register to make it worthwhile.
She needed guidance in how to administer adult financial literacy coursework and the NFEC offered just the guidance she required.
Now that she knew the presentation structure she would deliver, she thought about the personal finance topics she would cover. Money management activities for adults can cover a wide range of subject matter and she wanted the participants to choose their areas of focus. Adults have very different financial education needs, based on the phase of life they’re in and their present financial situation. Many needed to learn the basics of budgeting while others wanted a deeper understanding of risk management and financial psychology.
A Custom Curriculum for Adult Financial Literacy Activities
Erica wanted a high-quality money management program that met core financial education standards. The money management activities had to be engaging and directly applicable to the students lives. She wanted her program to cause an immediate change in financial behavior. The course also had to accommodate any schedule, with a flexible, modular design. A strong scaffolding wouldn’t hurt either, since adults often drift in their focus.
Erica awarded the adult students with digital completion certificates. She also gave them guidance on how to use them to supplement their resume. She kept the Facebook group open and it remained active for months after the class had ended. She also allowed them to access the course materials for an extended time, which they really appreciated.
By all measures, Erica’s money management activities for adults was a success. Now she needed to organize her expansion plans, focusing on other local communities first.