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RCS Among First in Nation to Receive Grant for Personal Finance Teaching

Thanks to Personal Finance teacher Jill Clayton, Roxboro Community School (RCS) is one of  the first high schools in America to receive the Gold Standard Challenge Grant from Next Gen Personal Finance (NGPF). 

RCS Managing Executive Director Dave Ebert, high school Principal Darkarai Bryant, Middle School Principal Donna Ingram and Academic Coach Melanie Winstead joined Clayton in her Personal Finance Class on Tuesday, Feb. 4 to celebrate the school’s receipt of the $10,000 grant. 

Clayton said, “I am very grateful for the grant from Next Gen Personal Finance. I love teaching personal finance and truly believe this course prepares our students with the necessary skills to achieve financial security. The funds provided by NGPF will allow us to provide additional learning tools and opportunities for our students as we transition the course to a graduation requirement.” 

Congratulating Clayton, Bryant said he was glad she took the lead to “try and secure resources to help implement this curriculum that is a requirement with our incoming ninth grade class.This will give a great jump start for this class.” 

The NGPF Gold Standard Challenge rewards and recognizes high schools that commit to ensuring that all students receive a one-semester personal finance course before graduating. 

Tim Ranzetta, co-founder of NGPF, said Roxboro Community School is high school number 12 across the U.S. that has earned the grant.

About Next Gen Personal Finance

Next Gen Personal Finance (NGPF), has become the "one-stop shop" for over 26,000 financial educators looking for high-quality, engaging curriculum to equip students with skills to thrive in their future. Over 6o percent of U.S. high school students attend a school where a teacher is using NGPF’s personal finance curriculum.