• April is National Financial Literacy Month and Riverside County is excited to launch a series of workshops to support your K-12 students and families. Our Riverside County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Edwin Gomez is focused on financial literacy as a great equalizer in our society because many young adults get into debt immediately after high school. We must work towards creating the next generation of students that can live within their means and gain the knowledge to become financially prosperous.

     We are launching a focus this month on partnerships that can support your financial literacy efforts and provide workshops for your students and parents in both English and Spanish. Riverside County’s financial literacy initiative will include:

     Why financial literacy is essential for all students:

    • College affordability and planning
    • Financial planning and goal setting
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Budgeting, savings, and using credit
    • Financial investment
    • Income and asset protection

     

    2021 Parent/Student Workshops

     

    COLLEGE AFFORDABILITY AND PLANNING WITH SALLIE MAE

    APRIL 21, 2021

    Audience: Students and Families

    Time: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

     In this session, we will share tools and resources to help students and families plan and pay for college. We will also provide insight into the attitudes towards college and how to pay for it. Learn about saving for college, selecting a school and determining cost, the FAFSA, and understanding the various types of financial aid.

     This presentation will also be offered in Spanish.

     

    Register athttp://rcoe.k12oms.org/2183-2013

     


    SOLVING THE MYSTERY OF CREDIT REPORTS

    APRIL 27, 2021

    Audience: Students and Families

     Time: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

     Credit reports and credit scores are increasingly important to our lives. By understanding how they work, you can establish, maintain, and protect a strong credit standing.

     This presentation will also be offered in Spanish.

     

    Register athttp://rcoe.k12oms.org/2183-201454

     


     

    SCHOLARSHIPS: SECURING FREE MONEY FOR COLLEGE

    APRIL 28, 2021

    Audience: Students and Families

    Time: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

     Scholarships can be a huge help to college-bound students and their families, but many don’t know where to find them, or how to apply. During this session students and families will learn key tips on applying for scholarships, how to create a winning scholarship essay, and more.

     This presentation will also be offered in Spanish.

     

    Register at: http://rcoe.k12oms.org/2183-201396

     


     

    TEACHING FINANCIAL SKILLS OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM

    APRIL 29, 2021

    Audience: Students and Families 

     Time: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

     Engaging Students (And Their Families!) in Financial Literacy

    In order to truly prepare students for the real world, early engagement in financial literacy is vital. During this session, we will review FREE digital financial literacy resources available to use at home, including Vault: Understanding Money (3rd-5th grade), FutureSmart (6th-8th grade), and EVERFI Financial Literacy (9-12th grade). Each lesson leverages interactive & game-based learning to engage students in a variety of critical life skills like budgeting, needs vs wants, and career planning with the use of real-life scenarios. During this session, families and community members will set up accounts so their own students can explore the lessons!

    This presentation will also be offered in Spanish.

     

    Register athttp://rcoe.k12oms.org/2183-201400