Youth “Money Hat” Workshop - Using interactive strategies, this workshop teaches basic concepts of Spending, Saving and Sharing (SSS) in one simple lesson, geared toward the child’s age group. Students work together to identify needs versus wants, brainstorm wise spending choices, understand the benefits of saving and establishing savings goals and discuss the long-term impact of sharing time, talents and treasure with others.Each participant is provided with his/her own three-part bank to incorporate the concepts learned into their daily lives. Handouts are also provided to allow parents to further enhance their children’s (and in some cases their own) financial literacy.Currently this workshop is offered to Grades 1 through 3.Why is it called the "Money Hat" Workshop you ask? Well, we could tell you - but it wouldn't be as much fun! “Money Hat Experts” Class - An expanded version of the “Money Hat” workshop, this four session class teaches the children to be “experts” in the Spend/Save/Share philosophy. Carrying on FFE’s interactive methodology, students enact various scenarios to simulate real life situations and decisions they will face. The end result is a group of children who not only know the benefits of the Spend, Save, Share concepts but truly understand the impact it has on their future. Middle Schoolers - A shortened version of our experts class, we present a concise one-hour lessen geared toward middle schoolers (6-8th grade). This class covers the basics as well as more complex topics such as power of compounding, interest rates, taxes and debit versus credit cards. Custom Group Programming - For groups such as homeschoolers, private or charter schools, churches, learning centers, etc., we will customize either of the above programs. Curriculum is tailored to incorporate specific learning needs of the children and concepts can be presented in more depth. Financial Education Consulting - Want to incorporate financial literacy into your current programming? Curious how financial literacy concepts tie into state mandated objectives? We provide one-on-one and team consulting to help bring financial literacy into the classroom.