FIRSTROOT is designed to teach teenagers financial literacy skills through Participatory Budgeting. Lesson plans contain elements that are immediately applicable and help students reflect on their personal dispositions within the fields of civic engagement and financial literacy.
FIRSTROOT PARTICIPATORY BUDGETING is a democratic process in which students are given real money to invest in their school. The FirstRoot PB software platform supports schools in implementing PB programs. It can be used standalone or with the FirstRoot curriculum, or as part of any financial literacy curriculum.