This class is cool, like crazy cool! “Payouts” are one of the most noteworthy features of Wealthy and Rad. Students actually make money from doing assignments and reading books. Because you, as the mentor, will be doing regular payouts, the recommended minimum cost for each student is about $135 per semester but this amount can be adjusted as the mentor sees fit. This money is critical for future assignments and will allow students to open checking and savings accounts, purchase thrifty outfits, buy and prepare a meal for their family, and participate in other activities such as the “Double Your Money” assignment. Students will also be investing in their education, health and long-term investment accounts. This class is going to expose your older Students (designed for ages 14-18) to views of money that will change the way they think and act. They will apply for jobs, “buy” cars, “buy” houses and investigate colleges and trades. One of the highlights is watching students find joy in being able to help others financially.
This curriculum takes a non-denominational Christian approach which encourages tithing and/or donations as a way to give back.
Students will read seven powerful books that best support the purpose of this class – to be financially self-sufficient and to GIVE! The books are truly inspiring!
Wealthy and Rad was designed to lay out money matters in a practical and engaging manner. Lecture topics, activities, book discussions, and homework assignments are arranged to introduce and reinforce the concepts they will be focusing on in class. There are a total of 32 lessons. Semesters can easily be shuffled to align with your school’s schedule.
Associated presentations have been created to assist each mentor in their preparations. These presentations are set up to support the primary curriculum with statistics, engaging videos, and other pertinent information. They will teach concepts such as sales tax and budgeting, have links to external sites (compound interest calculators), and many other links and information. There are 23 presentations that are directly linked to each mentor taught lesson by lesson number. (Lessons designed for a guest speaker, a field trip or a large project debrief will not have an associated presentation.) If you are tight on time, worried about your knowledge of the subject matter, or just want to simplify the preparation for your class, you will find these slides to be a great and worthy asset.
We hope you enjoy the lively pace and fun student engagement of this fabulous course. You will see the fire of opportunity light up your student’s eyes as they learn the key principles and take the actions necessary to become Wealthy and Rad! Each copy is licensed for one user only. Each student will need a Wealthy and Rad Student Packet. This is a digital PDF product.