Financial Literacy

Many young people today are not exposed to even the most basic financial concepts like: 

  • What is a budget? 
  • How does money get its value? 
  • What is a checkbook? 
  • What is the difference between a credit card and a debit card and how do they both work? 
  • What is a saving’s account? 
  • What is the difference between stocks andbonds? 
  • What is the Federal Reserve? 
  • What is the Gold Standard?

Whitefield addresses these and many other financial premises in Basis Financial Literacy instruction in Thomas Square area High Schools and Middle Schools.  These one hour per week, 8 week courses take place in-school during Spring Semester and rotate yearly to different area schools.  Students are tested at the end of each course to determine their basic financial knowledge.  As an incentive to passing the test, students are awarded a 99.9% pure American Eagle Silver Dollar.

Instructors must pass a Savannah/Chatham Board of Education background check.  If you have an interest either as a Financial Instructor or know of a neighborhood student who could benefit from this service, please contact Steve Dantin at the Whitefield Center, or call directly at 912-644-6450.