“Economic Education and Empowerment” Financial Literate Youth (FLY) is a financial education program within Glory Light Ministries.
FLY works with the public and private sector to educate youth in grades 4 through 12 and adults. The FLY program is aimed to educate hundreds of thousands of youth using math and social studies standards-based programs which teach the fundamentals of financial literacy.
The FLY program consists of 5 modules: I. Basics of Banking, II. Checking & Savings Accounts, III. The Power of Credit, IV. Basic Investments and V. Self-Worth. This course is divided into five modules. While there is a lot of information to cover in each session, this information is arranged and presented in a way that allows students to easily grasp the concepts—both mathematical and financial. Each module’s lesson plan includes, at a minimum, a discussion of concepts, vocabulary words, suggestions for discussions, worksheets, and often a game. The fifth model is empowerment to take what was learned in models one thru four and create self-worth.
Lessons and modules have been aligned with the Principles and Standards for School Mathematics compiled by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (2000). A short summary of the standard is to understand numbers, ways of representing numbers, relationships among numbers, and number systems. Understand meanings of operations and how they relate to one another. This program is offered to youth at no cost.
Our goal is to raise $2,000 in 2018 to help with start-up costs for materials (booklets, folders, supplies, etc.), lunch/beverages, technology, and miscellaneous operational costs. We have met 10% of our goal for 2018 to launch FLY during the 2nd Quarter of 2019.
Will you join us in transforming the lives of youth through FLY? Your donation is tax-deductible but more importantly life changing. Visit our Donate Page to sow your gift.