Financial Leadership

Why This Class

In a world of many negative ideas about money and of poor financial role models in business, government, and society at large, you know your student needs a healthy, positive relationship with their finances. This course gives your student an in-depth introduction to money and its purpose and role in their lives.

Mentors in this course guide students to develop the knowledge, habits and character traits to manage their finances successfully. Students complete a month-long budgeting project and explore stories that show them the impact of strong financial stewardship (or a lack thereof) on the lives of each character. In the final project of this course, students apply their new knowledge by participating in a Game of Life Financial Simulation.

By participating in this course, students gain the skills and confidence to set empowering goals and apply consistent financial habits. They learn to see through common myths and misconceptions about money and prepare to live a prosperous life on their terms.

Overarching Questions

How do I create a healthy and positive relationship with money?

What does it mean to invest and why would I want to do so?

How do I analyze the quality of potential investments?

What are some of the big financial decisions I will make in my life and how can I ensure I make the right choices?

Does having money lead to happiness?

Reading List

The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason (free download provided)

The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare (free download provided)

SELF Journal by BestSelf Co. (optional) — Students have the option of using the SELF Journal (one per semester) or a journal system of their choice.

Course Details

Recommended Grade: 11th (Junior)

Prerequisites: None

Estimated Weekly Hours: 5

Format: Live, self-paced

Credits: 0.5

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Please note that program and course descriptions, as well as reading and materials lists, are subject to change as we continuously improve our curriculum throughout the year. Book and materials lists for the upcoming school year are published in SIS mid to late June. Some courses require subscriptions e.g., Adobe software or online magazines that may not be covered by partner schools.