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Fill the Gap

Financial Literacy Plus Kynd Kit
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Gratitude Practice

Let's start by taking a moment to practice gratitude.
  • Who is a teacher or mentor that you are grateful for?

  • What is something good that happened to you this week that you are gateful for ?

The Recipient

The completed Financial Literacy kits will be delivered to Boys and Girls Clubs of America to benefit their Money Matters program.
 
Young adults in the U.S. today are facing a perfect storm of personal and social pressures that can compromise their financial well-being: record lows in savings, record highs in student and consumer debt, increasing living costs and uncertain employment prospects.
 
Money Matters helps young people learn financial literacy, so they can make good financial choices as adults. Participants learn how to manage a checking account, create a budget, save and invest, start small businesses and pay for college. Teens who complete Money Matters show improved financial management skills, including saving money and sticking to a budget.

The Reason

Use the contents of this kit to build a financial literacy kit for an elementary age student. Building financial literacy and awareness early can help to create good financial habits for life.

Unpack the Box

  • Take everything out of the box.
  • Lay everything out so you can find what you need to build the kit.

Create Your Kynd Code

Please follow the instructions on this card to create your own Kynd Code. This Kynd Code will be included in the final kit.

*Make note of your Kynd Code. You will use this code at the end of the project. 

Find the Kynd Card

This is for you to spread extra kyndness to someone in your own life.  Consider writing a note to a friend, loved one, or colleague that you are grateful for.  Address the note and send it in the mail or give it to someone in person.

DO NOT include this in the finished kit.

Write a Note to the Recipient

1. Find the following items:
  • Blank card and matching envelope
  • Enclosed materials such as crayons, markers, stickers, pen
2. Write your letter and decorate the card.
  • Use the enclosed materials to decorate the card.
    • Express your encouragement and include a hopeful message.
    • Decorate the front and the inside of the card.
      • Helpful Tips:
        • Do not include a date or year on the letter.
        • Avoid politics completely and religion in excess.
          * Can’t think of what to write, draw a picture!
3. Decorate the envelope.
  • Use the enclosed materials to decorate the envelope that will hold your card.
    • Make it colorful and fun. Decorate the front and back of the envelope.
4. Put the completed card in the envelope you decorated. 
  • Include the Kynd Code sheet with the card.

Inspiration Journal

1. Find the following items:
  • Journal
  • Items to decorate the journal
2. Decorate the journal
  • Decorate the front of the journal with a picture or uplifting message.
3. Surprise kyndness
  • Use random pages in the journal to write short uplifting message, draw small colorful images, or create fun writing prompts for the recipient.

Make Financial Literacy Flashcards

1. Find the following items:
  • Index Cards
  • List of Terms and Definitions
  • Writing materials
2. How to:
  • Write the financial literacy terms on the front of the index cards.
  • On the back of the cards, write the definition of the term.
    • You can add an example, or a short suggestion to go along with the term on the back.
    • Leave space for the recipient to make notes.

Add more terms and definitions if you can.

Decorate the Piggy Banks

Find the following items:

  • 3 DIY wood piggy banks
  • Markers
  • Crayons
  • Pen

How to: 

Use the included materials, as well as any materials you have, to customize the piggy banks. Make one piggy bank for each of the following pillars:
  • Save
  • Invest
  • Spend
 
*Tip: Use the sides and/or the back of the piggy bank to define each of these terms.

Financial Literacy Workbook

This workbook is intended to be used by the recipient to play games and complete exercises that will improve their financial literacy. The smarties in this kit are used for one of the games in the workbook, so make sure those stay in the kit.
 
(If you are completing this kit with your children, please feel free to grab a piece of paper and do these exercises with them. Just make sure to leave the workbook blank so the recipient can complete it.)

Decorate the Box

Use the enclosed materials to decorate the box the kit came it. Make this fun and colorful. Get creative! This is how the recipient will receive their final kit.

Pack the Kit

  • Pack all of the materials into the original box that you have decorated.
  • Make sure the Kynd Code is included.
  • Add any optional items you would like.
  • Another set of flashcards if you have materials available.
  • Activities for the children.

Delivery Options

  • Deliver your completed kit to a local Boys and Girls Club of America location. 

OR

  • Return your completed kit to Project Helping to be distributed to a Boys and Girls Club of America.
     
    To get a return label, click HERE.

Share Your Impact

Post your experience on KyndHub.

KyndHub is an online community that gamifies volunteering, acts of kindness, and gratitude.

  1. Go to KyndHub.com or download the free app.
  2. Create a free account or log in.
  3. Select “I Built a Kynd Kit” from the post menu.
  4. Post about your kit.

LOGIN TO KYNDHUB

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