Arizona State University Partners With Phoenix School District To Teach Financial Literacy

Faculty from ASU's W. P. Carey School of Business will teach financial literacy classes at Phoenix's Camelback High School.
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  • Arizona State University is partnering with a local school district to teach high schoolers financial literacy.
  • The course will be available to 150 students and designed by ASU faculty.
  • Students will also have the option to use the class for course credit through dual enrollment.

Arizona State University’s W. P. Carey School of Business has partnered with a local school system to teach high school students about financial literacy and give them the option to earn college credit.

One hundred and fifty students at Camelback High School in Phoenix will get the chance to take economics classes with a curriculum designed by W. P. Carey faculty and teachers from the Phoenix Union High School District.

Topics will include budgeting, taxes, debt management, retirement, and insurance, according to a press release. Students who earn a C grade or higher will have the option to use the class for college credit through dual enrollment.

The program was initially proposed by W. P. Carey alum Bart Faber, who is financially contributing to the program and fully funding the course credits for students.

I'm honored to be a part of this new program bringing quality financial education to young people in the Valley, Faber said in the release. Over 60% of Americans live paycheck to paycheck. We hope early financial literacy education can play a role in breaking that cycle and teaching students sound financial habits.

Additionally, W. P. Carey is launching a financial literacy program for K-12 teachers this fall focusing on personal finance topics.

As a business school, we not only need to engage with banks and corporations but also in helping individuals make better financial decisions, Ohad Kadan, Charles J. Robel dean and W. P. Carey distinguished chair in business, said in the release. Through the financial literacy program and our partnership with Phoenix Union High School District, we are investing in Arizona students and families.