Vault: Financial Literacy for Kids

Financial Literacy Activities for Elementary Students

Financial Literacy Lessons & Games for Elementary Students


Vault - Understanding Money is a digital financial education resource that addresses both financial concepts and social-emotional learning skills that build toward better financial health. By leveraging performance-based games, Vault immerses students in real-life financial scenarios that focus on skill building and responsible decision making.

Five Digital Lessons:

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Financial Decision Making

This lesson introduces the concept of responsible decision-making, a key element to long-term financial success and the main focus of the course.

Spending and Saving

In this lesson, students learn how to set a savings goal, build a budget and shop as an informed consumer.

Income and Careers

In this lesson, students learn about choosing a career path based on their skills and interests. Students also learn about income, taxes and the difference between a job and a career.

Credit and Borrowing

In this lesson, students learn the basics of borrowing and credit. They learn how to be a reliable borrower and how to manage debt responsibly.

Future Planning

In this lesson, students learn about different types of bank accounts and savings vehicles. Students also explore the concept of financial risk and the need for insurance.

Helping Students Build a Stable Financial Foundation

Interactive & digestible modules aligned to Jump$tart and CASEL Standards.

  • Financial Decision Making
  • Spending and Saving
  • Income and Careers
  • Credit and Borrowing
  • Future Planning

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How is Vault Free?

How does Vault align with my curriculum?

EVERFI has built a network of partners and sponsors who help fund Vault for your school or district. Through multi-year commitments, EVERFI partners give teachers and administrators the assurance that programming can be launched at scale and even written into curriculum.

Vault's lessons are aligned to Jump$tart Standards, CASEL Standards, Common Core State Standards for Math and ELA, and U.S. State Financial Literacy Standards. EVERFI provides comprehensive curriculum guides and standards alignment guides to help you plan for implementation.

Real-World Learning

Students learn everything from goal setting to making a


Spark a sense of autonomy - students control and make informed financial decisions.

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Relevant & Engaging

Vault leverages performance-based games to deliver critical financial concepts.

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This gamified course features an engaging storyline, diverse cast of characters, and interactions & activities to teach students fundamental financial topics in a fun and engaging way.