Schools Offer – financial education and more
‘Why didn’t we do this in school?’
is the most common comment we hear on our Tenancy & Independent Living Skills Plus (TILS+) courses. The Money Advice Service (MAS) has already proven that teaching money skills is a way of engaging pupils who struggle to access other parts of the curriculum and are at risk of exclusion.
Our CEO, Rebecca, is an experienced secondary school teacher and strongly believes that much of what Your Own Place offers to young people at risk of homelessness should be a provision that is universally available. ‘A ‘curriculum for life’ isn’t just engaging, it’s essential to making a successful transition to adulthood, for which we all have a responsibility’.
What do we do?
Teachers have enough to be expert in, so Your Own Place offers the following:
Assemblies on financial matters, housing, homelessness, transitions and independence
One-off financial eduction lessons
Half-days, full-days or a whole term of innovative and highly engaging workshops in understanding money, money management, debt and savings, bills, digital money management as well as lots more.
As well as a route back into mainstream lessons for those struggling, the difference our workshops make is additionally on their ability to make and sustain relationships, get on with their peers and find their own solutions as they navigate their transition to independence. Our workshops are impactful on all young people and especially those at risk of exclusion, struggling to learn and manage their behaviour
Does it work?
Have you checked out Your Own Network yet? This is a website for young people to achieve their aspirations, as well as create an Argos wish-list to help furnish and create their home. Your Own Network links young people to their community and a network of help. Visit www.yourownnetwork.co.uk