We believe access to financial and entrepreneurship education is critical to overcoming systemic economic barriers.

Without adequate financial education, students are more likely to struggle with debt, financial stress and limited economic mobility. In Philadelphia, less than 20% of public high schools offered a personal finance class in the 2021-22 school year.

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Our Impact
In Philadelphia

We are proud to be connecting Philadelphia high school students with financial knowledge that will help them build a more secure and prosperous future.

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Our Programs

In School Learning

Our free programs teach students essential skills like budgeting, banking, credit, college financing, insurance, investing, entrepreneurship, career development and more.

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Internships & Work-force Development

Students gain real-world experience and professional skills through paid summer opportunities at corporate host sites and universities.

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Adult Financial Empowerment

Free six-week workshops designed for school staff, parents, and caregivers that cover essential financial topics.

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By equipping students with essential financial skills,  we empower them to build a more secure and prosperous future.

Graduates of high schools with guaranteed financial education save an average of $1,300 in high-interest private debt per student.
Graduates of high schools with guaranteed financial education are 21% less likely to carry a balance on a credit card while in college, submit the FAFSA 3.5% more often, and use subsidized student loans 13% more often
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What Volunteers Are Saying

"The level of engagement from the students extends beyond the classroom material, touching on real-life applications in a profound way. It is evident that this program does more than just educate—it inspires and integrates into students' personal ambitions and homes, providing valuable life lessons beyond traditional learning. "

Zane Hamid, TIFF Advisory Services (PFS Volunteer)

Events & News

April 26, 2024

Jayairra Fox wins Citywide Business Pitch Championship

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April 16, 2024

PFS hosts semi-final business pitch competition at Faegre Drinker

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April 17, 2024

PFS hosts semi-final business pitch competition at Macquarie

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April 18, 2024

PFS holds semi-final business pitch competition at P4 Hub

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