Building Bridges to Wealth aims to bridge the financial literacy gap in post-subprime America. We train teachers and college students at the Wharton School selected through a rigorous process to teach courses at local schools. Lesson plans emphasize student participation; games and brainstorming exercises within small groups guide them through the basics including why it's better to sock away money in the bank rather than under the mattress and the importance of saving for a rainy day. With our innovative curriculum, we aim to develop a solid foundation upon which students can make sound financial decisions in the future.
Through Professor Weigelt's six course high school business curriculum, students also develop skills in:
Professor Weigelt developed the six-course high school curriculum and currently teaches students at the University City and West Philadelphia High Schools. He also works with Kensington and Springside Chestnut Hill Academy on developing innovative programs focusing on entrepreneurial leadership.