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Money Matters Workshop

Money Matters: Budgeting for College Workshop

Money Matters: Budgeting for College Workshop is an interactive financial aid literacy curriculum designed by 10,000 Degrees for high school students. Participating students juggle set budgets and flexible pricing for college-related expenses, including books, transportation, electronics, and housing. Students rotate between 9 stations—staffed by volunteers and our 10,000 Degrees teams—and are challenged to make difficult budgeting decisions, including being encouraged to spend more than they should on products and services they more than likely will not need! Students leave with a new appreciation for the many challenges of making ends meet while also realizing college is affordable.

Objectives:

  • Students learn from their decision-making that college is possible and affordable by accessing free financial aid and making thoughtful college choices.
  • Highlight the importance of submitting a financial aid application (FAFSA/CADA).
  • Students will grow their advocacy skills by actively budgeting their cost of attendance.
  • Students begin to understand college-related expenses and how financial aid plays a role in reducing out-of-pocket costs.
  • Students begin building relationships with 10,000 Degrees Staff and learning about our programming, services, and resources offered at their campus.
  • Students learn about the 10,000 Degrees College Opportunities Summit, a college summer prep program, that will support them to start their college journey and senior year strong.
  • Students receive information about the 10,000 Degrees Scholarship.
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Upcoming Workshops

All individuals will receive an email 2 weeks prior to the workshop with details around parking, address, check-in instructions, etc. Check back often for new information and updates.

Region/County

High School

Date

Time

Volunteer Status

Sonoma

Casa Grande High School

February 27, 2024

8:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Past Event

Sonoma

Casa Grande High School

February 27, 2024

10:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Past Event

Sonoma

Rancho Cotate High School

March 6, 2024

9:45 AM – 12:00 PM

Past Event

Sonoma

Petaluma High School

March 7, 2024

8:15 AM – 12:45 PM

Past Event

San Jose

Yerba Buena High School

March 7, 2024

9:15 AM – 11:30 AM

Past Event

San Francisco

Downtown High School

March 19, 2024

9:15 AM – 12:45 PM

Past Event

San Jose

Independence High School

March 28, 2024

8:45 AM – 1:15 PM

Past Event

San Jose

Independence High School

March 28, 2024

1:15 PM – 3:30 PM

Past Event

Marin

Tomales High School

March 27, 2024

9:15 AM – 12:00 PM

Past Event

San Jose

William C. Overfelt High School

April 10, 2024

8:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Past Event

San Jose

William C. Overfelt High School

April 10, 2024

11:15 AM – 4:00 PM

Past Event

San Francisco

Lincoln High School
April 16, 2024
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Past Event

Lake

Lower Lake High School

April 17, 2024

9:45 AM – 12:30 PM

Past Event

San Jose

Andrew P. Hill High School

April 18, 2024

8:00 AM – 12:15 PM

Past Event

San Jose

Andrew P. Hill High School

April 18, 2024

12:15 AM – 2:30 PM

Past Event

Marin

San Rafael High School

May 16, 2024

8:00 am – 10:05 am

Marin

San Marin High School

May 21, 2024

11:45 PM – 2:00 PM

Marin

Redwood High School

May 23, 2024

11:45 PM – 2:00 PM

Marin

Terra Linda High School

May 31, 2024

1:15 PM – 3:15 PM

Contra Costa

Sylvester Greenwood Academy

July 1, 2024

10:15 PM – 12:45 PM

Money Matters: Budgeting for College Workshops - Upcoming Dates

Check back soon for our 2024 dates!

Volunteer Role

Individual and group volunteer opportunities are available! All volunteers will be placed at a station to sell items to students visiting their table. Volunteers can “upsell” students on expensive items or they can help them pick the “financially responsible” item. Money Matters is an amazing opportunity to see 10,000 Degrees Fellows and programming in action.

To individually volunteer, sign up for your desired event above!

Interested in coordinating a volunteer day at your company for a Money Matters workshop?

Bring this Program To Your School!

Interested in bringing our Money Matters: Budgeting for College Workshop to your school? Contact us!

Maria Hernandez

Director Of Curriculum & Engagement

Yessenia Kuhn

Development Manager

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