This exciting new module adds lessons about financial literacy and economic independence to the GR curriculum, helping students develop critical skills they’ll need to become empowered individuals in a changing world.

This module, created in partnership with Citi, uses the stories of Girl Rising to introduce basic concepts of personal finance and highlight the connection between education and financial empowerment. It was designed by the Global Financial Literacy Excellence Center at the George Washington University.

Getting Started
Introduction to the Financial Empowerment Module

Project Based Lessons help teachers engage students around financial skills essential for an independent future.

The Opportunity Cost and Evaluating Needs versus Wants lessons are aligned for upper elementary through high school. Gaining Financial Empowerment is designed for use with middle through high school students.

Downloadable Worksheets pair with the project based lessons:

Fact Sheets provide additional context around two themes: