• Financial Resources and Information  

    Financial Wellness, like the other attributes, is an active process through which people become aware of and make choices toward stability, contribution and independence while maintaining a balanced outlook for growth and contentment or peace of mind across the lifespan. 

    As financial concerns grow in Forsyth, TWC wants to share any resources and support available to help our community.    

     

    How we are Listening, Connecting and Mobilizing 

    Early financial literacy begins in grades K-5, where students learn to identify US coins and dollar bills, connect them to the base 10 number system, and solve real-world problems involving money.  Many elementary classrooms also use a currency-based behavior management system, where students learn the basics of spending, saving, and goal-setting.  

    Business/Finance CTAE Pathways (6-12): Students are taught money management, maintaining a checking account, budgeting, saving, and short-term/long-term investing.  At the high school level, there are two pathways offered in Finance - Advanced Accounting and Business Accounting.  There are other pathways in development at Georgia DOE, Financial Technology. 

     

    Connecting Opportunities for Students

    • High School and District Financial Aid Nights
    • GA Futures Training
    • Programs such as Everfi, The Federal Reserve, Virtual Job Shadowing, Foundations in Personal Finance (Dave Ramsey), and GeorgiaBEST. 
    • High School Certification in Microsoft Office Excel.  
    • The Junior Achievement Discovery Center (K-12) in Financial Literacy.

     

    Collaborative Agencies and Businesses

    • FCS Advisory Councils
    • Georgia Department of Labor
    • Forsyth Chamber of Commerce
    • Georgia Student Finance Commission (GSFC)
    • GA Vocational Rehabilitation
    • Civitan International
    • The Place of Forsyth (Financial Planning)
    • United Way of Forsyth County

     

    Basic Needs

    • Helping Hand Partners: 678-341-8075
    • Ninth District Opportunity of Forsyth County:  770-889-9420
    • Project Share (DFCS):  770-781-6700
    • St. Vincent De Paul Forsyth County: 770-886-2598
    • The Place of Forsyth: 770-887-1098

     

    Financial Resources

    • TWC Community Resources have been compiled to assist families in and around Forsyth County. Forsyth County Schools does not endorse or recommend any non-profit, business, mental health agency, or provider.

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