About the Program
Next Generation is an education program focused on insurance and financial-planning basics sponsored by the nonprofit LIFE Foundation. The program is designed to help teach high school students about financial responsibility and prepare them to make wise decisions in their future.
The program provides lessons on risk management, life insurance, health insurance, disability insurance, and financial planning. A core focus is personal responsibility in the context of financial-management skills. Students will learn how to recognize and manage financial risks—skills that can serve them when they're confronted with important decisions throughout the various stages of their lives.
There are lessons, quizzes, and videos developed for the program's five main themes, which complement each other and are designed to work together. Each of the five modules can also be used as stand-alone segments that can be presented to students as individual units.
In addition to helping students learn the principles of risk management, insurance, and financial planning, the program is also designed to help students develop and apply critical-thinking, decision-making, and problem-solving skills.
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About the LIFE Foundation
The Life and Health Insurance Foundation for Education (LIFE) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to inspire the public to take personal financial responsibility through the ownership of life insurance and related products. The main topics addressed in educational efforts are life, disability, long-term care, and health insurance. The goal is to help consumers better understand these products and where they fit within their overall financial plans. To educate the public, LIFE employs a wide range of communication methods including advertising, consumer media outreach, educational programs in high schools and colleges, public service announcements, informational flyers and videos, and a growing array of electronic communications.
Next Generation, which was first introduced in 1997, has been one of LIFE's most successful programs. To date, the program has served more than 64,000 teachers, reaching an audience of more than 26 million students.
Learn more about the LIFE Foundation at www.lifehappens.org