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Next Generation is an education program focused on insurance and financial-planning basics sponsored by the nonprofit Life Happens. 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.

Learn more about how to use the Next Generation program:

About Life Happens
Life Happens is a nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring the public to take personal financial responsibility through the ownership of life insurance and related products. To educate the public, Life Happens 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 wide range of online and social media communications.

Next Generation, which was first introduced in 1997, has been one of Life Happens’ most successful programs. The program is entirely web-based and free of charge at www.lifehappens.org/nextgeneration.

To download the complete Educator’s Guide, click here.

Learn more about Life Happens at www.lifehappens.org.

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