Claim Your Future – financial education and career exploration like you’ve never seen it – now available nationwide!
With educators across the country seeking high-quality, engaging lesson plans for online learning, the creators of Claim Your Future (CYF) are making the career planning and financial education program available for FREE to students across the country. According to the Council for Economic Education, more than 1 in 6 students in the U.S. do not meet the baseline level of proficiency in financial literacy. CYF was designed to empower middle and high school students to explore the return on investment of various career pathways and financial decisions.
“There’s never been a more urgent need for programs like this,” said Mary Dyer, FAME Financial Education Officer, who led the creation of Claim Your Future. Originally designed as a teacher facilitated classroom kit with game wheels and worksheets, the program was expanded into an adaptable digital platform. Recently, the game was deployed with two enhanced editions – Middle School and Younger and High School and Beyond. To date, hundreds of thousands of students have played CYF in all 50 states and in 90 countries worldwide.
Dyer cited the increase in remote and hybrid classroom learning as one reason that educators, whom she described, as “desperately seeking online resources that are adaptable for all students, is turnkey, easy to execute, and engaging.” Dyer believes the success of CYF is attributable to the fact that it provides students with memorable, real-life lessons. CYF is adaptable and ideal for remote learning, hybrid classrooms, and independent lessons. It is exactly the tool that educators and students need, right now. Through the game, students learn life skills, and begin to understand the strong connection between the choices they make today and their opportunities in the future. They will also learn that higher education leads to more career options and higher-paying jobs.
The online version of CYF is available for use by anyone for FREE. Since April is National Financial Capability Month – educators and sponsors can order CYF Game Kits by May 31, 2021, and use the coupon code: APR100 to save $100 off the price of each game kit.