Here’s to a better future!

According to PR Newswire, Next Gen Personal Finance (NGPF) has launched the Mission: 2025 Challenge with a goal of giving 100% of high school students access to a personal finance course by the year 2025.

NGPF is now a “one-stop-shop” for more than 45,000 educators that are looking for an engaging personal finance curriculum to equip students with the skills they need to thrive in the future.

The leader in financial education in middle and high schools across the U.S. will launch new one-semester personal finance courses in the next school year. Participating high schools will receive $1,000 grants with $1 million to be awarded.

Grants are designated for exclusive use in the new personal finance courses including, but not limited to, field trips, professional development, and technology upgrades.

“1 in 3 U.S. high schoolers does not have access to a personal finance course in school today,” said NGPF co-founder Tim Ranzetta.”Given the eagerness of educators to increase access to this essential course, I expect we can achieve this goal together.”

This season, 25 states have now introduced legislation that will increase access to financial education which includes 18 that will guarantee all students take a standalone personal finance course.

“Our success in the Mission: 2025 Challenge is an important stepping stone on the way to the longer-term Mission: 2030 when all students are not only offered but guaranteed to take a personal finance course before they cross the graduation stage, ” continued Ranzetta. “Access has to come first.”

Legislators add that momentum and interest in financial education are being driven by the economic crisis brought on by COVID-19.

Teachers can now use NGPF’s course proposal, syllabus, course description, and course name templates to encourage their school leadership to offer personal finance.

The curriculum provided by NGPF has a broad reach, with more than 7 out of 10 U.S. high school students attending schools with teachers using the programs provided by the non-profit.

For more on the Mission: 2025 Challenge click here.