Schools & Teachers
To ensure maximum impact, MyBnk works closely with teachers to ensure our programmes map into your curriculum and takes into account a wide range of learning abilities.
Workshops can be delivered to whole year groups where we have the ability to work with multiple classes and at various Key Stages. Our Education Officers are fully trained and tested and come to your school armed with the latest resources – mapped to the national curriculum.
Once you have identified the financial education programme you would like to run at your school or youth organisation, click on ‘Request a session’ and complete the form. Or, if you would like to talk our Facilitation Team to discuss your needs, call 0203 581 9920 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vulnerable young people
MyBnk strives to work with the widest range of young people, including those that conventional education struggles to reach. We have forged partnerships with organisations to ensure we reach out to the most disadvantaged and young people in vulnerable circumstances.
Our experts do this through face-to-face financial education and Youth Participation. More than half of our work is in this area. We have reached thousands of young people in hundreds of youth organisations, councils and housing associations across the UK. Workshops help young people detoxify money management and overcome the barriers to independent living in areas like managing benefits, tax, prioritising spending, and debt.
We have extensive experience helping:
- Care leavers.
- Young Parents Groups.
- Those in sheltered housing.
- SEN, EAL and Esol students, including those with dyscalculia, dyspraxia or dyslexia.
- NEETs, young offenders or those on probation.
- Unaccompanied Asylum Seekers.
These groups are supported mainly through our Money Works programme – A dedicated series of financial literacy workshops that empowers 16-25 year olds and also, enterprise projects.
MyBnk engage using behavioural management techniques and audio, visual and kinaesthetic learning styles. We use extensions for Special Educational Needs, dyslexic students and for those whose first language is not English.
Our experts embed financial capability into intermediaries existing assistance programmes and actively work with 13 Leaving Care Units.
The response we get is that we go above and beyond the public sector’s statutory requirement to provide financial literacy lessons and supports young care leavers further into independent living.
- Local Authority / commissioned services.
- Leaving Care Units.
- Pupil Referral Units, Young Offenders Institutes, Virtual Schools etc.
- Local Authority led youth groups.
- Supplementary schools.
- Youth Offending Team & Youth Crime Prevention Team.
- 14 – 19 Teams.
- Housing Associations.
- Training providers.
- Non Local Authority youth groups.
- Voluntary organisations working with young people and charities.
Vulnerable young people also sit on our Youth Advisory Panel, where we put their feedback and concerns at the center of programme development.
In addition, MyBnk is deeply involved in wider efforts to address social economic issues effecting young people – be it financial exclusion, youth unemployment or the care system. Please see our Policy section for evidence submissions, reports, studies and consultations.
Housing Associations & Councils
MyBnk’s financial education programmes deal with debt prevention and intervention.
Most of our work with housing associations focuses on the latter, helping young tenants in, or who are at risk of getting in, rent arrears manage their money and keep their tenancies.
We have increasing experience working with young people before they get their tenancies as part of housing associations’ overall care, contract and commitment processes. This extends to young adults who are leaving authority care and who are in sheltered housing, using budgeting and saving skills to make sustainable transitions to independent living.
Our experts have also delivered a mix of survival money management programmes via local authorities Looked After & Leaving Care Teams, Children Services and Unaccompanied Asylum Seekers. We place a high emphasis on quality and impact. Trainers are experts who have passed rigorous exams on all things in personal finance and every session is rated by participants and facilitators.
We do this via:
Delivery – Much of our support for young people in these settings is through our financial intervention workshop, Money Works. It has been delivered to thousands of young people in place like Peabody, Metropolitan Housing and Cestria Community Housing. This programme won the Children & Young People Now, Leaving Care Award 2015.
Consultancy – Assisting organisations with their financial education programmes. We are involved in several multi-million pound Big Lottery ‘Improving Financial Confidence’ projects. Our experts helped design The Money House for Hyde Housing which simulates independent living in a Big Brother style flat. Several years after launch, MyBnk has now taken over the running of The Money House.