Discover’s Pathway to Financial Success program is in full swing during financial literacy month. Discover awarded four Delaware public high schools with more than $85,000 in grants to implement financial education into their curriculum. Schools receiving the grants were Conrad Schools of Science, Thomas McKean High School, John Dickinson High School and Caesar Rodney High School. Five school districts in Maryland were also recipients of over $118,000 in Pathway to Financial Success grants including: Caroline County Public Schools, Harford County Public Schools, Howard County Public School System, Queen Anne’s County Schools and Talbot County Public Schools.
Since 2012, Discover’s Pathway to Financial Success program has awarded nearly $6 million in financial education grants to over 500 schools across the country. Pathway is a five-year, $10 million commitment to bring financial education into high school classrooms around the country by providing grants to cover the costs of teacher training, curriculum materials and technology. Schools applying for grants must agree to pre and post-test students in order to receive a grant.
Pathway to Financial Success led Discover to be recognized by the Institute for Financial Literacy at their annual conference where they received an EIFLE (Excellence in Financial Literacy Education) Award for Corporate Leadership on April 9, 2014.