Get Involved with FWA’s Financial Backpack Program

If you have a few hours to spare, then Financial Backpack is the right program for you. Volunteer to teach New York City high school students about financial literacy and the keys to a successful financial future.

Volunteers are supported in the classroom by members of the faculty and graduate students. No prior teaching experience is required, but volunteers should be familiar with the basic principles of financial management.

Students at the Financial Backpack session held last May.


Date: Saturday, March 24th, 2018, 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Location: Martin Luther King High School  |  122 Amsterdam Avenue at 65th Street, NYC

Training: March 20th, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, details to follow

Date: Tuesday, April 10th, 2018, 12:30 pm – 2:15 pm

Baruch College – “Rising Star Sophomores” Program

Location:  Baruch College campus

Date: Saturday, April 14th, 2018, 9:00 am – 2:30 pm

Location: Hunter College High School  |  71 East 94th Street, NYC

Date: Monday, April 24th, 2018, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Location: Magen David Yeshivah High School  |  7801 Bay Parkway, Brooklyn, NY

Transportation: Travel to/from the High School, will be reimbursed.  Please keep all receipts.

New volunteer?

Don’t worry – training sessions are held before each workshop.

Next training session: March 20th, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, details to follow

If you are unavailable for the workshop sessions, you are still welcome to join us during the training session, to be prepared for future workshops.


Questions or concerns? Please contact Financial Backpack C0-Chairs, Lindsay Starr at  or Suzanne Matthews at

Looking forward to working together on an outstanding Financial Backpack series!