As part of Earn Your Future, PwC has also developed programs to give educators the tools they need to teach financial literacy.
PwC partners with Knowledge@Wharton High School (KWHS) to bring needed business and financial responsibility education training to high school educators across the country. This intensive learning experience allows educators to deepen their knowledge and teaching skills about financial literacy and business to take back into their classrooms. In FY13, PwC sponsored 360 high school teachers, principals, administrators, and superintendents from public and private schools across the country for the seminar.
In FY13, PwC launched the Financial Literacy Award, which recognizes the achievements educators have made in preparing their students to make responsible financial decisions by bringing financial education to life in the classroom.
Kathy Focht of Wilson High School, West Lawn, PA, won the competition for her lesson on “Saving Money with Mortgage Payments.”
Kathy teaches Investing, Personal Finance, Accounting I, II and IIII, International Business, and Cooperative Education.
“It was an exhilarating and exhausting weekend, but one which we have greatly benefited from. I look forward to sharing ideas from the seminar with colleagues, as well as working to strengthen and enhance our existing curriculum with lesson plans and materials we received this weekend.”
“I think it’s incredible that our retired partners seek to participate in our corporate responsibility efforts. Their involvement is a great reminder of the strong culture we have as a firm.”
Gary Price, Chief Administrative Officer and Partner Affairs Leader