We envision this email being sent from the Principal to the School Staff
Dear [SCHOOL NAME] Staff,
I'm excited to announce that we are going to be implementing a novel, project-based learning approach to promoting financial literacy, school, and civic engagement. z
The purpose of this email is to provide an overview of the course and how you can help all participating students succeed.
We will be using Participatory Budgeting (PB) to empower students to collaborate and choose how to spend a budget of [$X.XX] to improve the school. Students will apply skills from design-thinking, financial literacy, and civics. The PB cycle will culminate in implementing the winning projects selected and funded by the students.
This project is receiving financial support from Advisors Excel, a local company with a rich history of supporting our schools.
We will be using software from FirstRoot Inc., a public benefit corporation that has created a PB app specifically designed for schools.
The PB cycle has five main phases: