We believe that everyone should have access to free, high quality resources to improve their financial capability. The resources that we have created, including our lessons and activities are FREE and will always be FREE. In addition, we know that teachers love high quality professional development and we are committed to providing these services at no cost to teachers also. The founder of NGPF is committed to funding the operations of NGPF and has developed an endowment to accomplish this goal. The life skills that personal finance education provides is too important to leave to budgetary whims or fickle funding sources.
Our mission at NGPF is to connect educators and their students with fantastic resources. Building a custom platform to host all those resources would require hiring a large, expensive engineering team; we’d rather spend our resources developing great content.
We’ve partnered with Gooru Learning because they share our belief that educators are not customers of education technology, they’re creators. They offer a free platform to host our curriculum so we can continue to provide it freely to our community.
We’ve heard your requests for ESL materials, and we’ve just begun translating our projects and activities into Spanish. We’re doing them in batches of 10, with new releases every 4-6 weeks, so check back often. You’ll know a resource is available in Spanish when you see the (Sp) demarcation after the activity title on our website. Access the Spanish version by opening the English version and clicking the link for Spanish in the upper right. We’re a small staff, so we’re not working on any other languages just yet.
Of course! If you are a public, private, or charter school teacher; a professor at a community college or university; or if you work for a nonprofit organization that does financial literacy work with young adults, we’d LOVE for you to include our resources on your site. Please leave our NGPF logo atop the worksheet pages and/or otherwise give us credit for our work, mostly so others know where to find more great NGPF resources.
At NGPF, we give all of our resources and PD away completely free of charge. If you work for a private company or intend to generate revenue by using our resources, please be in touch before proceeding in this manner.
If you want your students to complete just one of our NGPF documents, they can simply (1) open the Google doc on their computer, (2) go to File, Make a copy, (3) rename their version of the document, (4) edit to complete the answers, and (5) share the document with you by going to File, Share, and entering your email address in the “People” box.
If you want to share many NGPF documents with your students and collect their completed work digitally, there are software programs that facilitate this, such as Google Classrooms. Or, you can follow these two sets of directions:
If you’re organizing a financial literacy conference and would like NGPF to present a workshop, we may be interested. Please email Laura with the date, the location, the topic/theme, how many personal finance educators at the high shool or college level you are expecting, and the workshop application (if required).
If you’d like NGPF to do a full-day PD at your state or district level and think you can generate enough interest for ~40 teachers to register, we are definitely interested. We need your assistance in choosing a date and location that would work for your group, and then we’ll handle all the other logistics, working with you (if desired) to choose specific topics to meet your teachers’ needs. Email Tim to discuss a full-day PD in your state or district.
All NGPF professional development is offered free of charge.
Have any unanswered questions? Email Laura at firstname.lastname@example.org.