4-H Financial Champions

Curriculum Facts


Financial Champions is an experiential curriculum composed of two youth guides, an helper’s guide, and an interactive web game. It is sponsored by the InCharge Institute of America, Incorporated;, in conjunction with Windermere Communications, Inc. and the 4-H Cooperative Curriculum System; and Penn University.

The first guide titled "Money Fun-damentals" helps youth identify their thoughts about money. Youth also learn how to:

  • Communicate with others about money
  • How needs and wants affect financial decisions
  • How to plan for financial success by setting goals
  • How a money plan can affect goals

The second guide titled "Money Moves" helps youth learn about:

  • Banking and maintaining a checking account
  • Investing
  • Credit
  • Different methods of handling money
  • Effects of advertising
  • Ways to be an effective consumer

The "Money Helper’s Guide" helps young teens learn through activities by:

  • Objectives that include a defined life skill and personal finance skills
  • Indicators to measure successful completion of the activity
  • Materials, time, and group size at the beginning of each activity
  • Providing background information for helpers

To Order Financial Champions (3 Books Online):

Available through the 4-H Cooperative Curriculum Web site: at: http://www.4-hmall.org/Product/4-hcurriculum-financial/07711.aspx