This activity pack introduces young people to the basics of personal finance and budgeting, before asking them to create their own budget and consider how this might help them plan for their future. They’ll also look at different scenarios where they may have to deal with unanticipated spending, and come up with practical budgeting tips that they can use to respond to these.
By the end of this lesson, participants will be able to:
To access worksheets for all twelve activity packs in one place, use our ‘Setting yourself up for financial independence’ workbook.
Other LifeSkills lessons are also suitable for use with care leavers to support them on their employability journey, here are some to get started with:
If you want to increase your own confidence to teach young people about money, Young Money provide free e-learning training to teachers across Primary and Secondary education. In addition, National Numeracy has a free website which helps you practise and refresh your everyday maths skills.
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