As online learning and virtual classrooms sweep over teaching platforms, Dalaine Bradley and Vince Bradley Jr, owners of Vraiment Financial, plan to launch a children unit called Vrainment Financial Kids that is allocated to educate youngsters from grades K through 12 about finances.
The Bradley’s thought of a way to make use of the time at home for families to be more productive. “I figured if young kids are already on their tablets and computers, why don’t give them something that they can actually learn from too?” Dalaine Bradley suggested. “Our goal is to help the younger generation understand the value of money and be more mindful with their spending,” she states. The mission behind Vraiment Financial Kids is to provide children to teens with the necessary education that will allow them to learn at their own pace to be successful when they enter the real world. They will master the actual tools they will need before the age of 21 like understanding how to pay taxes, a credit card and the importance of wealth. “As an accountant, this was never in my initial plan for the company. I have personally reached out to many elementary and high schools but they just ignored us. I saw how interested our own children would be in learning what mommy does for work so I introduced their little minds to it now and as sponges they can soak up so much. We never thought Vraiment Financial Kids would begin but this is the perfect time,” Dalaine Bradley stated.
The financial curriculum will be accessible through a virtual platform that will eventually be replaced by an app. They will also provide workbooks for kids who are more of a visual learner or don’t have access to the internet. With eight volumes of financial lessons that her and Bradley are currently writing, they offer an in-depth understanding of basic to advanced comprehension of finances. Each volume would be released every three to six months and be fully completed in two years. There will be ten to twelve modules per volume. The first volume would focus on budgeting and savings followed by lessons about credit and debt; banking; investments, assets and liabilities; entrepreneurship; real estate and wealth; health insurance, and finally, taxes. There will also be financial flash cards that are given out as a complimentary learning tool alongside “play credit card”, “play money”, and wall posters. “I used to see wall posters all the time for children but none of them are ever about finances, budgeting, or credit that are kid-friendly,” Bradley claimed. The wall poster is another method to make kids memorize basic ideas and matters about finances every time they wake up.
She plans to utilize the knowledge that she has learned through being an accountant and businesswoman and “dummy it down” to make it more kid accessible. Her strategy will include a lot of digging into learning techniques for both children and parents. Engaging activities are particularly designed for old-school families who prefer to do things physically rather than digitally, “There will be activities that you usually do on a computer but now it’ll just be paper, markers and crayons!” Waller stated. But of course, as technology grows, she will also provide an app so that you can have access to anytime and anywhere.
On top of that, they is also opening up donations for ten families who are making less than $30,000 per year so that they can have access to this program for free. “My goal is to simply help our community. I want to also be able to help parents who are currently working on their finances and want their kids to learn about finances along with them,” she stated. With no background in teaching, she reveals that her inspiration came from her passion of learning and observing how others learn. “You know, I can always teach my children about finances because I have a background in it but what about other people’s children?” Bradley posed, “I believe that it’s the fact that our kids are lacking financial knowledge that causes this country to be filled with a lot of debts, mortgages, and loans. If we have the information and knowledge, we can go very far as a human race”.
It will be completed and released Winter 2020-2021! Join the email list at www.vraimentfinancial.com for updates.
They are also accepting donations to assist 10 families making less than $30K a year in their household to provide Vraiment Financial Kids for free once it launches.
Link to donate: http://paypal.me/vraimentfinancial
Written By: Alya Putri
Client Relations Team