The Job Foundation believes that financial education happens in the classroom and in real-life situations. Elementary and middle school students learn hands-on during supervised Shopping Days. In high school, student have the opportunity and responsibility of having their card with them year around.
"Because of The Job Foundation, I was introduced to a lot of great people that continued to play a big role in my life even after high school graduation. I will graduate from Iowa State University debt free because of the impact of The Job Foundation. I continue to share the skills I have learned and adopted with my peers and soon my students as I enter into my career as an elementary school teacher."
- DOMINIQUA, 2019 GRADUATE
During fiscal year 2021-22, a total of $73,632.50 was awarded to students. Approximately 60% of student earnings are held for them in a long-term savings account. This establishes a foundation for financial success upon graduating from the program.
The Job Foundation sets a long-term savings goal of $3,400 for students to achieve. Currently, 76% of students (an increase from 72%) are on track to achieve their financial goal upon graduation.
Spending Behaviors of Students
in FY 2021-22
WHEN STUDENTS ARE GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY:
Donated to Charities
Saved Extra Money