The Florida Literacy Coalition (FLC) is proud to partner with Wells Fargo in establishing a statewide financial literacy program for students in adult education/literacy, ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) and family literacy programs. This initiative supports the integration of literacy and math instruction and financial education, promoting a contextualized approach to learning.
2018 Financial Literacy Request for Proposals
The 2018 grant application process is now closed. Please check back in May 2019 for next year’s application requirements.
Below are the application guidelines from 2018.
|Florida Financial Literacy Initiative Grant Recipients
Congratulations to the following 2017 organizations:
Congratulations to the following 2016 organizations:
- Adult Literacy League
- Broward Community Schools
- DeSoto County Education Foundation
- El Sol Jupiter's Neighborhood Resource Center
- Lake Worth West Resident Planning Group
- Learn to Read St. Lucie County
- Learn to Read, Inc.
- Sarasota YMCA
Congratulations to the following 2015 organizations:
- Adult Literacy League
- City of Hialeah, Hialeah Reads!
- DePorres Place, Inc.
- DeSoto County Education Foundation, Inc.
- Florida State College at Jacksonville
- Lake County Library Services
- Learn to Read, Inc.
2016-17 Florida Financial Literacy Initiative End-of-Year Results
Eight mini-grants were dispersed to organizations throughout Florida in a competitive process for the 2016-17 program year. During this year, more than 835 students were served through the Initiative. This brings our total number to 2,5000 students served.
|Reporting Documents and Guidelines
Financial Literacy grantees are asked to submit a mid-year and end of year report. The guidelines and deadlines are listed below. In addition to the narrative (which should be submitted digitally), grantees are asked to submit data collection forms after a course has been completed. All grantees are expected to use the assessments and surveys below.
Reporting deadlines for 2017 Grants
Mid-year report: Due April 16, 2018
End-of-year report: Due October 5,2018
Data Collection Forms
|2017-2018 Grant Recipients
1. Please submit assessment answer sheets for students who have completed both the pre and post assessment before March 30th with your mid-year report.
2. Only submit answer sheets for students who have completed both the pre and post assessment
3. Put each student's pre assessment answer sheet directly in front of the post assessment answer sheet.
4. Mid- and end-of-year reports should be emailed.
5. Teacher surveys should be completed online.
6. All other documents should be mailed.
Florida Literacy Coalition
ATTN: Financial Literacy
235 S. Maitland Avenue
Maitland, FL 32751
Project-based learning (PBL) is a collaborative approach to teaching in which learners are placed in realistic situations that require them to actively use the skills and information they have gained in the classroom to accomplish the project goals.
This type of learning helps students to acquire a deeper understanding of topic. The best projects are those that have an impact outside of the classroom so students feel that their efforts are making a difference for others. The benefits of PBL include:
- Improves student confidence
- Provides the opportunity to practice skills, problem-solving, and communication in a safe environment.
- Increases personal and professional success
- Illustrates connection between the classroom and real life experiences
- Provides the instructor with feedback on the effectiveness of lesson plans
- Meets the needs of learners with varying skill levels and learning styles
Examples of PBL Activities
Financial Reality Fair
- Experiential learning activity in which students apply the financial literacy information and skills gained in class. Students visit different booths to obtain needed services and budget for what they can afford based on their assigned income.
- Invite community partners to host information booths that give students the opportunity to sign-up for bank accounts, choose health care policies, apply for a job, find affordable housing and budget for other needs including utilities, groceries, daycare, cell phones, etc.
Mock Bank Simulation
- Set up a mock bank in which students play the roles of bank teller, loan officer, account managers, customers, etc.
- Customers will be required to open a new accounts, deposit money, withdraw money, and write checks. Bank employees will be required to explain the process to the customer and process all transactions.
Group Research Projects
Student Store Project
- Have students set up a mock store in order to practice budgeting and money management skills.
- Students at Broward County Community Schools developed a Village Boutique thrift store, which provided students with the opportunity to design and stock the boutique as well as to use their new financial literacy skills to save and budget to buy items at the store. Visit https://padlet.com/nicole_laine/villageboutique2017 for more information and photos of this innovative project.