Finance Your Future is our personal economics course aimed to empower Transition Year students. It is as an opportunity for students to acquire effective money management skills in the context of developing their financial literacy, in the hope that it encourages them with the skills to understand and manage a budget. Finance Your Future is supported by the MetLife Foundation.
Students from 9 Schools around the country have taken part in JA programmes and workshops thanks to the support of MetLife volunteers and MetLife Foundation.
“I felt it was a fantastic opportunity for students to learn about financing their future. It really opened up their eyes to the cost of living. Really good to have an industry professional running the programme and giving the students some key information and telling the students about their experiences.”
Mary Stenson, Teacher, Colaiste Bride Clondalkin, Dublin 22.
During the 2020-21 school year 12 MetLife Dublin & Galway volunteers inspired more than 150 students across the country thanks to the continued partnership of JAI & MetLife. These volunteers delivered a range of programmes which help prepare young people for employment and entrepreneurship, delivering hands on experiential learning in work readiness, financial literacy, entrepreneurship and the value of STEAM.
Each volunteer provided an insight into the type of roles that will be available to the students in MetLife, when they complete their education. They provided support to the students throughout the programme and encouraged them to aim for their dreams!
Furthermore, thanks to the continued support of the MetLife Foundation the Life Changers Project provided financial literacy programmes to 545 students across 17 schools in Ireland during the 2020/21 school year. This support has contributed to the social and economic development of these students who have completed the Finance your Future programme. Finance Your Future is designed to enable students to understand how to manage their own personal finances and to draw a direct correlation between education and career choices and success in the world of work.