Financial Literacy Project
What is the Financial Literacy Project?
- The Financial Literacy Project is a partnership project with the Access to Justice Institute and Middle College High School, which is located on the Seattle University Campus.
- The Financial Literacy Project helps prepare students to be "real-world ready", particularly given the ever rising costs of education, the prevalence of credit card scams targeting young people, and a general lack of knowledge about interest rates and budgets.
- SU Law students help facilitate group activities and teach, using a curriculum developed by CENTS and the Federal Trade Commission.
How Does the Financial Literacy Project Work?
- SU law students teach weekly financial literacy classes to Middle College High School students, covering topics such as credit reporting, opening a bank account, and renters rights.
- Law students work with students in both large and small group settings, leading group activities and lessons.
- Classes are held at Middle College High School, located on the Seattle University campus.
Why Should Law Students Get Involved?
- Learn more about consumer rights.
- Develop leadership skills through program management and youth mentorship.
- Get experience collaborating with many different partners including youth, teachers, and lawyers.
- Develop public speaking and teaching skills through in-class instruction. What Kind of Commitment Do Law Students Need to Make to Be Involved?
- Students must commit to approximately 1.5-2 hours per week from Feb 7 - March 14 and April 4-25,
- Attend (or view online) one 2-hour training.
How Do I Apply and Who Do I Contact For More Information?
- Contact Patricia Sully, Assistant Director of the Access to Justice Institute at firstname.lastname@example.org, to express interest in volunteering or with any questions.