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Student Programming

Danny Dollar Academy

Danny Dollar Academy is a financial literacy program that promotes entrepreneurship, personal finance, civic responsibility and smart financial decision-making in grades 3, 4 and 5. The program is based on the best-selling children’s book Danny Dollar Millionaire Extraordinaire: Lemonade Escapade.

In partnership with Danny Dollar author, Ty Allen Jackson, the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland has developed social studies and financial literacy lesson plans, which are aligned to Kentucky and Ohio state Jump$tart standards. Our Danny Dollar Academy curriculum is also aligned our Great Minds Think: A New Guide to Money workbook, which is available here.

As part of the program, participating schools will:

  • Attend a virtual professional development session
  • Complete online pre- and post-teacher and student assessments
  • Receive a suite of curriculum
  • Participate in a live Q&A session with the book’s author
  • Complete a student-led video project that utilizes the financial literacy and entrepreneurship concepts learned throughout the program.

Participation for in this program is free for students and teachers. This program is also available for home-based educators and after-school programs.

Danny Dollar Academy will be offered virtually for the 2020-21 school year. To learn more about how to get your classroom involved, we encourage you to register for one of our upcoming Danny Dollar Academy information sessions on the following dates:

  • Session 1: Wednesday, Oct. 7 4:00 – 4:30pm
  • Session 2: Friday, Oct. 16 12:00-12:30pm
  • Session 3: Tuesday, Oct. 20 4:00 – 4:30pm

Click here to register for one of the upcoming Danny Dollar Academy workshops.

Please note that advanced registration is required. Registration closes one hour prior to workshop start.

Girls Make I.T. Better

Girls Make I.T. Better invites high school girls from 4th District majority-minority high schools to explore Bank careers in STEM fields. As part of this program, Bank staff with careers in STEM fields including Information Technology Services, Information Security, and eGoverment departments, mentor students through multiple hands on activities guided by their mentors and other Bank volunteers.

Each session typically includes:

  • Connecting with female STEM professionals to learn about their career journey
  • Hands-on STEM activities & tours of partner institutions (where applicable)
  • Closing assessment questions and feedback opportunities from participants

Previous GMITB partners have included the following institutions:

  • Cleveland Museum of Natural History
  • Great Lakes Science Center
  • SEARS ThinkBox at Case Western Reserve University

For the 2020-21 school year, Girls Make I.T. Better (GMITB) program will be held virtually and comprised of 12, 1-hour live modules consisting of interaction with a female STEM professional at the Federal Reserve and other neighboring institutions.

Agenda:

  • Introductions- Mentor's Journey
  • Hands On Virtual Activity
  • Q&A – 5-10 Mins. (Polling questions preloaded and students will get to select questions.)
  • Kahoot Closing Quiz- 5 Mins. (Created based on the activity conducted.)

Following the completion of each module, sessions will be saved in a virtual catalog to the Learning Center Website showcasing our mentors and STEM careers at the Fed while allowing educators to incorporate activities into classroom curriculum year-round.

This program is open to female applicants throughout the Cleveland Fed’s Fourth District who attend majority-minority high schools.

To learn more about GMITB and how to get your students involved, contact Khaz Finley at Learningcenter@clev.frb.org.

Girl Make IT Better will start on October 15th, 2020 and run until April 15th, 2021.

Follow this link to register for Girl Make IT Better.

Girls Make I.T. Better '20-21


Cleveland Fed Student Board Program

The Cleveland Fed is excited to announce the expansion of our Student Board Program!

What is the Student Board?
The Student Board program is a personal and professional development program designed to help high school juniors and seniors transition successfully from high school into college or a career.

Attendees will learn:

  • Personal finance
  • Employability skills
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Community development
  • College life

The Student Board will meet virtually for the 2020-21 school year. Participants will meet twice a month from 3:00-4:30pm from October 28, 2020 – May 5, 2021.

This program is open to High School Juniors and Seniors throughout the Fourth District, with a focus on students from the following districts:

  • Cincinnati
  • Cleveland
  • Pittsburgh

So that we can manage our students’ engagement, participation will be limited to 30 students district-wide for the 2020-21 school year.

Student Board Requirements:

  • All Student Board participants must provide a referral contact for a current teacher or school counselor.
  • Students should have a minimum of a 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 unweighted scale.
  • As a part of the program, students are expected to be engaged and participate in all activities that will be provided.

Ready to Apply?

The Student Board application is now open. Interested candidates can complete the online application here.

The application deadline is October 12, 2020. Decisions will be reviewed and students will be notified by October 16, 2020. Click here to access and complete your Student Board application today!

Student Board participants in Ohio will also be eligible to received credits toward their OhioMeansJobs Readiness seal and/or potentially earn credits towards internship hours.

Questions? Contact us at Learningcenter@clev.frb.org