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Get 21st century life skills.

Give Your Students a Competitive Advantage With a Program Like No Other

We’re providing education and opportunity through our unique non-profit and Ivy League based program. How? By setting a new industry standard for high school business and entrepreneurship education. We’ve developed curricula that reflect our belief that business literacy is now a critical life skill needed to succeed in the 21st century.

What We Offer

Courses are Common Core State Standards aligned
Courses are University of California certified
Courses develop & enhance critical thinking, decision making, and life skills
Courses position students to succeed in the business world
Courses are customizable for individual school needs
Courses are grounded in experiential, student centered learning
All courses have team based projects for building collaboration-based mindsets
Courses feature ongoing professional development & instructional support

Our Courses & Professional Development

Powered by University of Pennsylvania faculty.

Critical Thinking

Courses prepare students to think critically about the business world, increasing their own financial savvy and long-term investing potential. We market our unique business literacy program to high schools and universities by designing them to fulfill Common Core Standards. Our first-of-its-kind financial literacy class is certified as a STEM course in applied algebra. Students develop non-linear thinking and learn life skills including negotiation, self-advocacy, and professionalism.

Professional Skills

We believe professional development should consist of periodic opportunities to interact with peers and the ability to acquire new information to improve teaching quality. The goal of our professional development is to further enhance the student experience by increasing the professional skills of the teachers. Our professional development program is designed to foster active learning, continuously improve content knowledge, and incentivizes teachers to interact with each other and our staff.

An elite network of educators.

The program is anchored by an intense, week-long session taught by University of Pennsylvania faculty. We also provide ongoing training professional through on-line webinars, Skype observations, and membership in an elite network of educators with access to unique instructional materials. The curriculum is currently being implemented successfully in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, California, and Connecticut.

Program Structure

Our full business literacy curriculum consists of 6 modules:

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

Decision Making

Entrepreneurship

Financial Literacy

Strategy and Marketing

Negotiations

“All that you need to develop business acumen and foster entrepreneurship in your students is with this curriculum. Professor weigelt is an outstanding educator and truly has created a game-changing product for high school business education”

JUSTON E. GLASS, MS, CPA -  DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS ENTREPRENEURIAL PROGRAMS
Business & Education (Be) Department - Harker School in San Jose California

Program Reach

STUDENTS

  • Accessible curriculum, implemented by trained teachers in high/middle schools
  • Students learn importance of budgeting, saving, compounding interest, & investing
  • Highly positive impact on financial decision-making skills/attitudes of students

Schools

  • Through working with students, families, and teachers, Bridges to Wealth creates school-based, financially empowered communities
  • School hosts regular bi-weekly or monthly meetings, further integrating the school with the community it serves and strengthening parental engagement

Teachers

  • Unique training and curriculum integration
  • Teachers learn, develop, and practice financial literacy, negotiation, and self-advocacy skills by engaging in hands-on, problem-based learning
  • Curriculum stresses innovative and non-linear thinking, giving teachers tools to be professional leaders in educational and non-profit settings

Parents

  • Parents learn importance of budgeting, saving, and investing through school-based Business Literacy Course Series
  • Social and financial capital gained from membership in ongoing meetings and groups
  • Parent Ambassadors receive resources, training, and stipends to spread the word and organize ongoing meetings
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