Project: Certificate I in Financial Services for high school students
Grant: $300,000 for 2016-2018
The Smith Family will deliver their Certificate 1 Financial Services program over 3 years to 3,000 young people aged 15-17 (Years 9-11) in 60+ schools in disadvantaged communities across Australia. The funding will be used to support programs in NSW, SA, VIC, QLD, WA, ACT and TAS.
Certificate 1 Financial Services is The Smith Family’s national program aimed at supporting young people to make informed decisions and take charge of their finances.
The program aims to improve skills, knowledge and influence behaviour in young people so they can:
- develop a personal money plan/budget,
- increase their knowledge of debt, consumer credit and superannuation
- increase their confidence in making financial decisions
The program has been evaluated annually since 2013, showing excellent results. Students are surveyed at three points (pre-program, immediately post-program, and 3 months post-program). Outcome reports are available for 2013, 2014 and 2015.