Venturing into what it said are more timely topics for educators, FoolProof, the industry-backed financial literacy initiative, has released 10 new online offerings for middle and high school educators.
The new topics, FoolProof said Wednesday, “include unusual topics for teenagers,” including gambling, charitable giving and bankruptcy, plus more conventional subjects such as investing and renting “your first pad”
The topics are contained on www.foolproofteacher.com, one of the websites set up by the Melbourne Fla., firm.
FoolProof’s founder, which has 15 sponsoring leagues and trade groups and more than 145 credit union subscribers, said it was pursuing “a tough take” on these areas in response to inquiries from the CUs and teachers who use to the financial literacy service.
“These modules are different,” said the 31-year-old founder, Will de Hoo. “Each module is designed to be used by itself, rather than as part of our curriculum series. But all of the modules—used alone or with our other modules — are tough as nails — and teachers love them. We have tested these modules in Oklahoma during the past six weeks, and already over 125 high schools have started using them.”
FoolProof’s materials, according to the company, are now in use in 48 states and have been endorsed by both the Consumer Federation of America and the National Association of Consumer Advocates.