PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — An astounding 498,000 primarily Black and Hispanic students who attend 639 high schools across the United States will have access to a personal finance course thanks to a one-time grant to nonprofit Next Gen Personal Finance (NGPF) from Michael Jordan and Jordan Brand.
The grant is modeled after NGPF’s Financial Equity and Empowerment (FEE) Grant program, which began in 2020 as part of the organization’s commitment to increase access to financial education within school districts serving majority Black and Hispanic students.
Through the FEE Grant program, NGPF partners with the largest U.S. public school systems who share a commitment to increasing the financial capability of their students. Funds support a dedicated Personal Finance Specialist, who will work locally to provide curriculum support and professional development to teachers in their district with ongoing assistance from NGPF.
Additionally, the Jordan grant provides for extras such as an expansion of NGPF’s online curriculum offerings and the creation of student investment clubs coordinated via the personal finance specialists in cooperation with teachers.
Financial Equity and Empowerment (FEE) Grant recipients supported by the 2022 Jordan grant include the Fund for Public Schools, which supports New York City Public Schools; Philadelphia Financial Scholars, which supports public high schools in Philadelphia; Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools; Fulton County…