The Michael Jordan Scholarship provides finance education for high school students, including CMS students

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) — Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools is one of many public schools that will have access to a financial course from NBA legend Michael Jordan and the Jordan Brand. The Next Gen Personal Finance (NGPF) grant will help nearly 500,000 students at 639 high schools.

The one-time grant is modeled after the NGPF’s Financial Equity and Empowerment (FEE) grant program, which began in 2020 as part of the organization’s commitment to increase access to financial education in school districts. serving the majority of black and Hispanic students.

The FEE grant recipients supported by the 2022 Jordan Grant are the Fund for Public Schools, which supports New York City public schools; Philadelphia Financial Scholars, which supports public high schools in Philadelphia; Fulton County Schools (Atlanta, Ga.); Guilford County Schools (Greensboro, North Carolina); and the Detroit Public Schools Community District.

“This grant has the opportunity to change the financial trajectory of historically excluded communities across the United States,” said Tori Mansfield, NGPF Senior Program Manager, who leads this grant initiative. “Students will graduate understanding how to maintain good credit, invest in the stock market, and prepare financially for life after high school.”

Through the FEE Grant program, NGPF partners with America’s largest public school systems that share a commitment to increasing the financial capability of their students. The funds support a dedicated personal finance specialist, who will work locally to provide curriculum supper and professional assistance to teachers in their district.

The grant also provides an expansion of NGPF’s online degree programs and creates student investment clubs coordinated by personal finance specialists and teachers.

Learn more about the grant and programs at www.ngpf.org.

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