DHS Awarded Personal Finance Gold Standard Grant

Dodgeville High School Awarded Next Gen Personal Finance Gold Standard Challenge Grant

Dodgeville High School Awarded Next Gen Personal Finance Gold Standard Challenge Grant

Dodgeville High School is one of the first high schools in America to receive the Gold Standard Challenge Grant from Next Gen Personal Finance (NGPF), a Palo Alto, Calif. non-profit committed to ensuring that ALL students leave high school with the skills needed to thrive in an increasingly complex financial world.

The NGPF Gold Standard Challenge rewards and recognizes high schools that commit to ensuring that all students receive a one semester personal finance course before crossing the graduation stage.

“The School Board supporting a Personal Finance graduation requirement, and this financial support from NGPF, is a tremendous leap toward ensuring our graduates have the financial literacy knowledge to thrive in life after High School!" said Kyle Ebel accepting the $10,000 grant.

Tim Ranzetta, co-founder of NGPF, says Dodgeville High School is the 30th high school across the U.S. that have earned the grant by making this change.

“Behind each of these schools’ adoption of a personal finance requirement is a story. A story of a teacher, an administrator, a board member, a student, a parent group whose passion, commitment and persistence led to this amazing accomplishment,” said Ranzetta. “I’m excited to see the momentum behind this initiative occurring across the United States and the community rallying behind Mission:2030. We have a decade to work together so that by 2030, all high school students will refer to personal finance as “the class that they are so glad they had.” 

More details on the Gold Standard Challenge, which will be offering up to $2 million in grants through the end of 2020, are available on the NGPF website here

About Next Gen Personal Finance

Next Gen Personal Finance (NGPF), has become the "one-stop shop" for over 32,000 financial educators looking for high-quality, engaging curriculum to equip students with skills to thrive in their future. Over sixty five percent (65%) of U.S. high school students attend a school where a teacher is using NGPF’s personal finance curriculum. In addition to curriculum, NGPF invests deeply in teachers, providing over 60,000 hours of professional development in the 2019-20 school year. 

NGPF has been recognized by Common Sense Education as a “Top Website for Teachers to Find Lesson Plans.”

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