Creation of Great-West Great-Teachers
Great-West Financial® is committed to helping teachers and students prepare today for a successful financial future tomorrow. That's why as one of the nation’s trusted financial partners, we created the Great-West Great-Teachers® financial literacy grant initiative. The goal of the program was to help Colorado educators enhance personal financial literacy (PFL) education programs in their classrooms.
Great-West Great-Teachers Expands
The Great-West Great-Teachers grant initiative program kicked off in 2011, and awarded a series of PFL grants to approximately 89 teachers Coloradan teachers.
In 2013, in an effort to make a larger impact on financial education in the community, Great-West Financial approached Colorado school districts and asked how each one could utilize a substantial grant to initiate systemic change to PFL education throughout their entire school district. In addition, strategic partnerships were created with Junior Achievement and the Colorado Council for Economics Education to further help Great-West Financial's goal of making PFL education more accessible throughout our communities.
A New Direction for Personal Financial Literacy Education
A new pilot program was set into motion and in 2013, two Colorado school districts were the first to be awarded a PFL grant from Great-West Financial.
In 2014, Great-West Financial will partner with seven Colorado school districts. Each plan to use their grant money to train teachers, develop PFL curriculum and purchase resources for their classrooms.
Great-West Financial is also committed to strengthening its partnerships with Junior Achievement and the Colorado Council for Economic Education to continue providing Colorado’s teachers with resources to help them deliver quality PFL education programs in their classrooms.
Check back often as Great-West Financial continues to expand its PFL grant program to ensure that our state’s children are equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to make good financial decisions right now and in the future.
If you are interested in learning more about a PFL grant for your Colorado school district or nonprofit to train teachers, create PFL curriculum, purchase materials or deliver quality classroom programs, please email the Great-West Financial PFL Grant Initiative Team.