Financial Literacy Programs in Maryland
Ortus Academy delivers innovative financial literacy programs in Maryland schools.
Ortus means rising from the East, new beginning, or revolution. Our company started in East Baltimore, and we believe in leading a revolution in the way young adults learn about money.
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Money Club is a financial literacy program built to put knowledge of money in the hands of young adults. Ortus Academy has delivered programs in person to over 1,400 students in over 30 schools and organizations around the US.
Money Club engages students in an experience of financial decision making, consequences, and lessons, alongside their peers for reinforcement.
"I've never seen my students so engaged in learning!"
- D. Roberts, 5th Grade Teacher
“Your students need to experience the most interactive, engaging financial literacy program in Baltimore!!!”
- Washington DC Teacher
Bring our motivating educational team to coach your students to financial literacy and success!
Financial decision scores increase by 32% and gameplay net worth by 42% on average.
Game materials, technology, writing instruments - we bring everything necessary to play!
Takeaway worksheets, resources, and digital toolkits to take action in the real world.
Experience Money Club in Person
Money Club is the most hands-on way to teach financial decision making to young adults!
By challenging students in an environment that encourages teamwork and collaboration, we want to encourage students to problem-solve their way to a better understanding of the one thing that everyone is after.
Your young adults will walk away with a better understanding of money, how it works, why they should work hard to earn more, and what more can do for their lifestyle.
Each program starts with playing Money Club, our unique, high energy, life-like learning game.
Students rotate through the 7 stations of money, led by our team of financial coaches who play the roles of landlord, bill collector, employer, and investment banker. Each station of the game is unique. For example in order to a collect a paycheck at that station, students must complete some fun motivational physical exercises.
Each money state reflects real life events and financial concepts, and each teaches the cause and effect relationships between strategically making financial decisions over time.
A lap around the room simulates a year. After 5 years of gameplay, we announce the winners at the end who created the highest net worth from their decisions. Teaching financial literacy in schools is more effective and engaging by using games, which can cleverly reward planning, delayed gratification to reach goals, entrepreneurial thinking, and using math to arrive at practical solutions.
Sessions set students up for financial success, with focuses such as:
Making informed financial decisions
Relating careers, education, and income
Planning, budgeting, and managing money
Managing risks and preserving wealth
Creating passive income and investing
Bring Money Club to your School!
Games are suited for up to 30 students. The program runs approximately 1.5 hours, plus a half hour setup.
Please contact us to discuss a program that fits your school or organization, and we will be happy to assist!
AN ENGAGING LOOK INTO THE WORLD OF PERSONAL FINANCE
Hands on learning of one of life’s most valuable and difficult lessons
Pre & Post-Game test to evaluate their learning and track their progress
Opportunities to have discussions about their future with college students
Financial Coaches to educate, lead, and support a Money Club experience
A report of how students performed, compared across classes or grades
Takeaway resources for students, plus free Guide and toolkit for parents
Our online courses are immersive, engaging and fun while delivering incredibly powerful education. Facilitator tools are also available for a flipped classroom experience.
Entire Grade Level
Schoolwide Online Access
With our Hybrid Learning Model, you get seasoned Ortus Academy Coaches teaching financial literacy in schools through a high energy live event PLUS access to our amazing online courses!
In-Person Money Club Game + Classroom Primer
In-Person Money Club Game + Full Online Course
In-Person Money Club Game + Full In-Person Course