Money Habitudes 2® for At-Risk Youth

By: Jessica Pool, M.S. with Syble Solomon, M.Ed.
Adapted by: Evan Gimpel, Counselor, Trapper Creek Job Corps
Ages: 16-24 years
Length: 3 one-hour lessons

Money Habitudes 2

These 3 practical lessons about the psychology of money are an essential precursor to financial literacy education for at-risk youth. The lessons are ideal for grant funded and community settings.

Money Habitudes 2® is a quick program introducing vulnerable youth to the non-technical, human side of money – a critical element of successful money management.

The three active lessons explore how hidden attitudes affect the ways people -especially those with few financial resources – actually behave around money. Topics include:

Money Habitudes 2

  • Why money management is important in our lives.
  • Different approaches to handling money –spontaneous, practical, carefree, security, generous, and more.
  • The symbolism of money– as a sign of power, status, love, safety, independence, loyalty and more.
  • The influence of family, media, culture, and life events.
  • The advantages and challenges of different approaches to money.
  • The interplay between money and relationships.

A key goal is helping young people identify their personal financial patterns – and why these matter. The award-winning Money Habitudes® card game, integrated into the lessons, makes the process fun and engaging.

Money Habitudes 2® is written specifically for at-risk or low resource youth in community programs, including pregnancy prevention, teen parenting, and workforce development. The scenarios are realistic, reflecting the students’ limited resources and lack of financial know-how.

Ideal for grant-funded programs, Money Habitudes 2® is practical, affordable, and easy to teach. Course materials include a teacher’s manual with 3 lessons, reusable card decks (one per student) and reproducible work sheets.

Program Materials (click for details and prices)

Money Habitudes for at-risk youthMoney Habitudes 2® – Instructor’s Kit

Money Habitudes II Card Game
Money Habitudes 2® Cards

Money Habitudes for at-risk youthMoney Habitudes 2® – Small Group Set

Money Habitudes for at-risk youthMoney Habitudes 2® – Complete Group Pack

Money Habitudes for at-risk youthMoney Habitudes 2® – Pre-Printed Student Worksheets

Digital Materials (click for details and prices)
Money Habitudes 2:
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