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FitMoney Fellows at Tufts

Our passion to promote financial literacy among students extends well beyond our own campus. 

In 2021, we partnered with the nonprofit organization FitMoney to create a first-of-its-kind outreach program. We connect Tufts students with high school classrooms throughout the Northeast to teach financial literacy workshops and promote meaningful relationships.

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What We Do as a Nonprofit

Our initiative matches college students with local high school classrooms. As only slightly older peers, the Fellows are in a unique position to connect with students and act as near-to-peer mentors. Our Fellows speak from their personal experiences, discussing major changes they faced after high school graduation and what they wish they had known or done differently as they began to navigate college.

Our Curriculum

Designed by college students with input from teachers, our curriculum provides comprehensive training in a variety of personal finance topics through interactive and engaging workshops. Discussion, facilitated by hands-on activities, is paramount to our workshops. Schools can choose from a fully customizable set of up to eight modules.

We currently offer two curriculums. Our basic curriculum is often preferred by teachers in financial literacy classrooms and provides a comprehensive discussion of core financial literature concepts, including a brief introduction to investing. 

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Basics of Budgeting

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Introduction to Investing

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Financial Health

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Diversification & Asset Classes

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Borrowing and Credit Cards

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Managing Your Money

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Interest and Inflation

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Paying for College

We also provide an investing-focused curriculum. This curriculum has historically been preferred by investment clubs; however, it would also work well for a financial literacy classroom. These modules are:

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Introduction to Investing

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Careers in Finance

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Diversification & Asset Classes

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Networking

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Risk Factors

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Short Selling

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Investment Strategies

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Paying for College

Statistics

Since our inception in 2021, we have reached six high schools and over 200 students.

We have worked with:

The Investment Clubs at 

  1. Lycee Francais de New York 

  2. Xaverian Academy

  3. Newton North High School
     

Our Fellows

The Financial Literacy Classes at

  1. Somerville High School

  2. Medford High School

  3. Revere High School
     

We are continuing our efforts to promote financial literacy in our community and expand our networks! If you are interested in learning more, please reach out to howard.scharlin@tufts.edu

Sam Chock

Sam Chock

Mehek Vora

Mehek Vora

Peter Kane

Peter Kane

Antonia Knoth

Antonia Knoth

Aarav Gupta

Aarav Gupta

Siya Bhanshali

Siya Bhanshali

Jadyn Gelfand

Jadyn Gelfand

Catherine Shelburne

Catherine Shelburne

Tyler Tse

Tyler Tse

Ittai Weissman

Ittai Weissman

Lauren Ives

Lauren Ives

Contact Us

We're growing and constantly looking for new people to join us. Reach out to learn more about partnerships, starting a new chapter, or joining our team.

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