College, Careers, & Cash 2021-10-29T18:51:34+00:00

College, Careers, & Cash

The College, Careers, & Cash program is a financial empowerment curriculum designed to help Delaware students envision and plan for their future. This program is being implemented at selected schools; contact your local high school to determine their level of engagement.

Stand By Me : NexGen’s College, Careers, & Cash program offers interconnected financial empowerment instruction that builds a continuum of financial literacy education for high school students in 9th and 10th grade that will successfully put them on the pathway to post-secondary education and careers.  These custom-designed curricula consist of interactive and engaging classroom workshops to help students understand the connection between making good career and financial decisions and being successful, independent adult consumers.

Program goals:

  1. Connect the dots between career pathways, post-secondary education, and lifestyle
  2. Integrate financial literacy into existing school curriculum to build an understanding of how much money is needed to support lifestyle goals
  3. Demonstrate the connections between higher education and career opportunities
  4. Build a continuum for high school students starting in 9th grade that puts them on the pathway to post-secondary education
  5. Engage school faculty, staff, and administration to work in partnership with this project

Grade 9: Explore

At the conclusion of CCC: Explore, students will be able to:

  • Develop a personal mission statement
  • Describe occupations of interest as potential careers
  • Determine which post-secondary options best fit their career plans
  • Identify school staff who can provide guidance on post-secondary options
  • Explain the reasons for and outcomes of working
  • Contrast needs versus wants when making financial decisions
  • Formulate a plan for saving money for large purchases or expenses
  • Classify various banking and financial products and services

Grade 10: Envision

At the conclusion of CCC: Envision, students will be able to:

  • Describe their desired lifestyle in 10 years’ time
  • Associate educational attainment, employability, and earning potential
  • Identify an occupation of interest and its base details, including:
    1. Educational requirements
    2. Median and entry-level pay
    3. Job growth
    4. Tasks performed
  • Give examples of qualities required for an occupation of interest
  • Develop a budget for tracking earnings and expenses
  • Explain the concept of credit and its impact on their finances

What Students Are Saying About CCC

“The most important thing I learned was how much it really costs to live on your own. If you want to have a nice lifestyle, then you have to have a great education to achieve that goal.”

“I learned a lot about finance, education, and professions that I could go into after participating in College, Careers, & Cash.”

“I learned how to budget both actively and predicatively and how to manage the breakdown of a monthly income.”

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