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    Financial Wellness, like the other attributes, is an active process through which people become aware of and 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.  Most digital platforms, such as Dreambox, allow students to earn currency to spend on incentives.

    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 also other pathways in development at Georgia DOE, Financial Technology. 

    Connecting Opportunities for Students

    • High School and District Fianical Aid Nights
    • GA Furtures 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 & Businesses
FCS Advisory Councils
Georgia Department of Labor
Forsyth Chamber Of Commerce
Georgia Student Finance Commission (GSFC)
GA Vocational Rehabilitation
Civitian 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

     

    The 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.  

    If you are unable to access services or have questions, please contact your child’s school counselor, nurse, social worker, or an administrator. To request additions, deletions, or changes contact the Student Support Department at 770-887-2461 ext. 202340 or knewman@forsyth.k12.ga.us