A financial education fair is a fun, interactive simulation of saving, spending, and budgeting based on career choices and lifestyle decisions. Student participants choose an occupation and make a variety of financial decisions, ranging from where to live and how to save for retirement to buying a television or owning a pet. Financial Education Fairs have been taking place throughout Massachusetts for over a decade. The Financial Education Fair Advisory Committee, a group of civic minded professionals, convenes annually to discuss best fair practices. This group generously took the time to review this toolkit, shared unique approaches and offered insight on how to run a successful fair.

We hope you are able to use this tool kit as a starting point to organize an innovative youth financial education fair customized to the needs of your community.

Financial Education Fair Toolkit pdf format of Financial Education Fair Tool Kit file size 1MB

 

Accessible Format Documents:

Occupational Employment & Wages

Sample Career Selection xlsx format of Sample Career Selection

Sample Participant Profile - Option 1 docx format of Sample Participant Profile - Option 1

Sample Participant Profile - Option 2 docx format of Sample Participant Profile - Option 2

Sample Sponsor Letter docx format of Sample Sponsor Letter

Sample Volunteer Recruitment Form docx format of Sample Volunteer Recruitment Form

Sample Student Evaluation Capstone docx format of Sample Student Evaluation Capstone

Sample Student Evaluation Stand Alone docx format of Sample Student Evaluation Stand Alone

Spending Plan for Tool Kit xls format of Spending Plan for Tool Kit

Sample Letter for Teachers from the Fair Coordinator docx format of Sample Letter for Teachers from the Fair Coordinator

Sample Permission Slip and Media Release docx format of Sample Permission Slip and Media Release

Sample Script for Teachers to Introduce the Fair to Students docx format of Sample Script to Introduce the Fair to Students

Sample Sign Up Sheet docx format of Sample Sign Up Sheet

Volunteer Evaluation docx format of Volunteer Evaluation