Begin your journey to a brighter financial future.
Prosper Students is Rappahannock United Way’s financial education program for middle and high school students.
Our goal is to educate students beyond the classroom and prepare them for adulthood through financial literacy and job readiness skills, along with an opportunity for eligible high school seniors to win an education scholarship. Through interactive workshops, Prosper Students will gain hands-on experience building tailored resumes and learning how to effectively communicate in an interview.
We walk our students through the steps of creating a budget and help students identify ways to establish credit and avoid building debt. Students will also learn useful independent living skills, avenues of education, and ways to incorporate healthy practices into daily living.
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Register to Host Prosper Student Workshops
Our accredited Financial Coach is available to present to classrooms in middle and high schools in the City of Fredericksburg
and the counties of Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania, and Stafford.
Workshop #1 Banking/Smart Savings: Students will learn the importance of saving money, the 50/30/20 rule for budgeting, and the basics of retirement plans.
Workshop #2 Budgeting: Students will be able to define and differentiate income, expenses, and budgets. This session will also allow students to create a personal budget and learn the difference between a need and a want.
Workshop #3 Credit: Students will learn the importance of how to make smart choices in choosing credit cards, building and maintaining a positive credit score, and checking credit history.
Workshop #4 Post-High School Track/Education and Career: This session will cover various post-high school paths and skill building. Students will also learn about student loans and ways to pay for an education.
Workshop #5 Job Preparedness and Mock Interviews: Students will learn how to write a cover letter and resume. They will learn interviewing basics and get the opportunity to participate in a mock interview.
Workshop #6 Taxes: Students will learn the basics of filing an income tax return including important forms, free filing options, and when to file a tax return.
Workshop #7 Independent Living: Students will learn the basics of purchasing a car, renting an apartment, and types of insurance.
Workshop #8 Healthy Living: Students will learn the importance of holistic self-care and developing healthy self-esteem. This session also includes diet/exercise recommendations.
Workshop #9 Volunteering/Community Service: Students will learn various ways to volunteer within the community and the importance of community service.