• A Financial Education Fair is a fun, interactive, and effective way to teach critical life skills like saving, spending, and budgeting. Those participating in the fair simulate the day-to-day budgetary decisions they will face based on assigned occupations and financial situations. Throughout the simulation, participants are required to make a variety of financial choices including finding an affordable place to live, saving for retirement, and even budgeting for a new television set.

    Financial Education Fairs have been taking place throughout Massachusetts for over a decade. While they have typically been organized for high school students, the Office of Economic Empowerment’s Financial Education Fair Tool Kit can be used for audiences of all ages.

  • Below is a map of high schools participating in Financial Education Fairs in Massachusetts:

  • Are you planning an upcoming Financial Education Fair that is not listed here? Click here to add it to this page!

  • 2015 Grant Recipients and 2016 Grant Recipients.

    1. Barnstable High School (Fall/Winter 2015)
    2. Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical High School (Fall/Winter 2015)
    3. Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School (Fall/Winter 2015)
    4. Bristol-Plymouth Regional Technical School (Spring/Summer 2016)
    5. Brockton High School (Spring/Summer 2016)
    6. Cape Cod Regional Technical High School (Spring/Summer 2016)
    7. Chicopee Comprehensive High School (Spring/Summer 2016)
    8. Chicopee High School (Spring/Summer 2016)
    9. Clinton High School (Spring/Summer 2016)
    10. Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School (Fall/Winter 2015)
    11. Dracut High School (Fall/Winter 2015)
    12. Duxbury High School (Spring/Summer 2016)
    13. Framingham High School (Fall/Winter 2015)
    14. Gardner High School (Fall/Winter 2015)
    15. Haverhill High School (Spring/Summer 2016)
    16. Holyoke High School (Spring/Summer 2016)
    17. Hopedale Jr.-Sr. High School (Fall/Winter 2015)
    18. Hudson High School (Spring/Summer 2016)
    19. Joseph P. Keefe Regional Technical School (Fall/Winter 2015)
    20. Ludlow High School (Fall/Winter 2015)
    21. Marlborough High School (Fall/Winter 2015)
    22. Marshfield High School (Fall/Winter 2015)
    23. Millbury Memorial Junior/Senior High School (Fall/Winter 2015)
    24. Milton High School (Fall/Winter 2015)
    25. Mount Greylock Regional High School (Fall/Winter 2015)
    26. Mount Greylock Regional High School (Spring/Summer 2016)
    27. Nantucket High School (Fall/Winter 2015)
    28. Newton North High School (Spring/Summer 2016)
    29. Northbridge High School (Spring/Summer 2016)
    30. Plymouth South High School (Spring/Summer 2016)
    31. Roger L. Putnam Vocational Technical Academy (Spring/Summer 2016)
    32. Salem High School (Spring/Summer 2016)
    33. Sandwich High School (Fall/Winter 2015)
    34. Sharon High School (Fall/Winter 2015)
    35. South Shore Vocational Technical High School (Spring/Summer 2016)
    36. Southwick-Tolland-Granville Regional High School (Spring/Summer 2016)
    37. St. Mary's Catholic High School (Spring/Summer 2016)
    38. Wahconah Regional High School (Spring/Summer 2016)
    39. Westfield High School (Spring/Summer 2016)
    40. Westfield Technical Academy (Spring/Summer 2016)
    41. White Oak School (Spring/Summer 2016)
    42. Whitman-Hanson Regional High School (Spring/Summer 2016)

Organize a Fair

  • The Financial Education Fair Advisory Committee, a group of civic-minded professionals, convenes annually to discuss best practices for Financial Education Fairs. This group generously took the time to develop the Massachusetts Financial Education Fair Tool Kit, a step-by-step guide which provides innovative approaches on how to run a successful fair.

    We hope that this tool kit will serve as a starting point for those seeking to organize a Financial Education Fair for a wide diversity of audiences in our state.

    Financial Education Fair Tool Kit

Apply for Funding

  • If you are a High School in Massachusetts looking to develop or expand an existing Financial Education Fair, you may be eligible for funding through the Financial Education Innovation Fund.

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