Philadelphia Financial Scholars
We believe access to financial and entrepreneurship education is critical to overcoming systemic economic barriers. Philadelphia Financial Scholars aims to provide Philadelphia high school students, teachers and families with the tools needed to develop financial skills, build greater wealth and achieve financial empowerment.
Philadelphia Financial Scholars’ roots date back to 2016, when the FS Foundation, the philanthropic arm of FS Investments, partnered with the University of Pennsylvania to create a financial literacy program for high school students. Since that time, the program has expanded significantly and now includes in-class financial literacy education, after-school entrepreneurship training, a summer business accelerator program at The Wharton School, and a nights-and-weekends curriculum for the teachers, families and caregivers of our students. The program is currently operating in 15 schools, both public and charter, and has reached more than 1,500 students.
Building on this proven model, other companies in the Philadelphia financial services community, as well as several law firms, accounting firms and community organizations, have come together to expand the program and reach more teachers, families and students with these critical financial literacy and entrepreneurship programs.