Our free programs teach students essential skills like budgeting, banking, credit, college financing, insurance, investing, entrepreneurship, career development and more. Lessons are full of engaging activities (curated from Next Gen Personal Finance and aligned with the National Standards for Personal Financial Education) including simulations of real world financial decision-making.Ask for PFS to come to your school
Students gain real-world experience and professional skills during exciting summer programs. Participate in a paid rotational learning internship in the Philadelphia business community or attend a tuition-free camp at Drexel University’s Close School of Entrepreneurship. Express your interest by clicking the button below and we’ll let you know when the application process opens.Get on the waiting list
Students create business plans to present to their class. School-level champions advance to the semi-final round and finally, top finalists compete in the Citywide Business Pitch competition. Students receive feedback from local business leaders and the opportunity to win a $1,000 investment in their business!Ask for PFS to come to your school
These workshops help students prepare for the Business Pitch Competition. Volunteers from the local business community guide students in refining their business plan, sharpen their business pitch, and grow their confidence to present their idea during the Business Pitch Competition.Ask for PFS to come to your school
“I think this should always be a class and I wish I had it earlier on because it is very useful and opens your mind to the real world…classes like this should be offered in every school.”
Register for our free Adult Financial Empowerment Workshops for parents and care-givers of high school students.
Our six-week, virtual financial empowerment workshop is designed to give parents, caregivers and school staff the information they need to achieve financial wellness. Classes cover budgeting, borrowing, credit, insurance, real estate and building equity, paying for college, investing and more. In addition, the first 20 people who register for each workshop series receive a $250 contribution to their child’s 529 or other qualifying education savings account once they have attended all six sessions. Our workshops are offered 2x/year (Fall & Spring).Register
“I liked learning about bonds, stocks, mutual funds, the detailed information about car insurance such as liability coverage, comprehensive coverage, collision, and the best was the PA529. I wish that I started using that about 7 years ago. ”
Launch a financial empowerment course at your school! Philadelphia Financial Scholars provides everything a school needs from curriculum and professional Development for teachers to exciting awards and incentives for students.
“PFS anticipated many of the obstacles and challenges that I would face in transitioning to a role as a Personal Finance & Entrepreneurship teacher. They've offered practical and constructive guidance every step of the way.”