Free Classroom Materials for DECA Advisors

Sep 1, 2023

At Fidelity, we’re committed to helping educators teach high school students about money. According to Fidelity’s 2022 Teens and Money Study, teens are making money moves:

  • 50% are using payment apps1
  • 49% are opening bank accounts1
  • 39% are getting jobs1

But 63% of young adults don’t understand basic financial conceptsFidelity Financial Forward® for high schools was designed to provide teens with the foundational knowledge they need for saving, spending and investing.

These free classroom materials focus on personal finance concepts for high school students. Here’s what you’ll find in our classroom materials:

  • 5 downloadable presentations that will guide sessions using relevant, real-world examples and activities
  • Teacher and student guides with tips and tricks to make the best of the sessions, as well as definitions of commonly used terms
  • Infographics and 30-second videos to use during or after sessions to help reinforce concepts and generate discussions. And bonus, you can easily print the infographics to display in your classroom
  • Information about Fidelity Youth™, a free app³ that gives teens ages 13–17 the power to make their own money moves—while letting parents stay connected

Whether you’re a veteran teacher or new to the profession, we invite you to visit the Fidelity Financial Forward® site to learn more. Contact us to learn more about having a Fidelity volunteer deliver financial education to your classroom and/or professional development opportunities for educators.

1Fidelity 2022 Teens and Money Study.

²Financial Capability in the United States 2016," FINRA, 28.

³The Fidelity Youth™ app is free to download. Fees associated with your account positions or transacting in your account apply.

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With an understanding of money and finances, and how they work, it’s easier to make them work for you. At Fidelity, we believe everyone should know how finances fit into their life. And we’re passionate about making a difference in everything we do.

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