Financial Literacy Programs
FiAT is committed to providing free financial literacy programs for both adults and youth. Through various sessions, we aim to serve all demographics.
In July of 2014, FiAT (previously “Pay it Forward Bay Area”) partnered with Junior Achievement and hosted its first Financial Literacy and Entrepreneurship Summer Camp program for youth. The idea has since turned into a vision, which led to a plan to expand our Financial Literacy curriculum to all individuals in the Bay Area. In July of 2019, FiAT facilitated its 6th Financial Literacy for Youth Summer Camp program via zoom due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
In addition to our Financial Literacy for Youth summer Camp Program and programs at San Mateo High and Design tech High School, FiAT collaborates with the California Society of CPA’s and local libraries to bring adult Financial Literacy to the Bay Area.
Youth Financial Literacy Programs
Early financial literacy education teaches kids how to have a good relationship with money, nurture good money habits, and practice using financial literacy skill throughout their lives.
We have a wide variety of developed programs for elementary, middle, and high school aged students.
Adult Financial Literacy Programs
It is never too late to take charge of your finances. We have programs developed to guide adults in understanding their finances and enable them to make better financial decisions.
Support FiAT in providing free financial literacy education for youth and adults in low to moderate income communities.
Your support helps FiAT to bring the necessary guidance and financial skills to those who need it.
"My biggest take-away from the presentation is that there is such thing as good debt and bad debt. Knowing this now makes me feel not as worried to go into debt with college debt. Also, it allows me to think more about the different purchases that I may do."
How FiAT began
FiAT focuses on high-quality financial education through partnering with California Society of Certified Public Accountant (CalCPA), Junior Achievement, and wealth management organizations, to create a strong curriculum that is both educational and engaging.