Project Profile

Project Title:
Financial Literacy- A Proactive Approach to Poverty
The value of eliminating poverty
School Name:
Elmwood High
School board / First Nations school jurisdiction:
Winnipeg School Division
Project Theme:
  • Care [poverty]
Grade Level:
7, 8, 9, 10
Subject Areas:
Aboriginal Studies, The Arts, Business Studies, Guidance and Career Education, Mathematics, Social Sciences and Humanities
Community Partners:
Chalmers Community Centre, RBC, TD, Habitat for Humanity, Main Street Project, Salvation Army, etc

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Financial Literacy- A Proactive Approach to Poverty

Students will participate in a series of workshops throughout the school year that will engage them in learning about savings, effective consumer decisions, and developing an understanding for those living in poverty in their city/community. Additionally, select students will collect silver coin from every classroom weekly/ bi-weekly in an initiative called "Surplus Silver" to donate to a charity of choice. This is an excellent opportunity to show how even the smallest amount can add up to make a difference. There may be an opportunity (still working on collaborating with woods/construction teacher) to build bird houses to auction and host a school/community garage sale where funds are donated towards the student's charity of choice.