Since our founding, GIMG has played an active role in the community by helping bring greater financial literacy to Atlanta’s underserved youth. Our curriculum consists of presentations, activities, and games designed to develop basic financial literacy and personal finance skills, covering topics including:
- Wants vs. Needs
- Saving and Budgeting
- Banks and Banking
- Credit, Debit, and Debt
- Basic Personal Investing
We believe strongly that these lessons are fundamental to every student’s success. We effectively deliver this curriculum to students across all grades and ability levels and have worked with schools, after-school programs, and other youth organizations to do so.
This is perhaps GIMG’s most prolific semester for teaching financial literacy. By the semester’s end, we will have taught a total of 15 sessions totaling over 100 hours of community involvement. Our partners include the Boys and Girls Clubs of Atlanta and Maynard Jackson High School, where we have been able to successfully implement our financial literacy program. Perhaps the most exciting development is GIMG’s originally developed financial literacy curriculum we rolled out this semester. This curriculum broadens our scope and features essential financial literacy lessons such as budgeting, credit score, and the basics of stocks and bonds. We are excited to also include pre-professional development within this curriculum as well, working with students to improve their resumes and interviewing skills.