We are taught that

knowledge is power.

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But we see that

power comes from money.

Power may come from money,

BUT CHANGE COMES FROM YOU!

FirstRoot is building the world’s first platform for democratic financial decision making in schools.

Students learn by investing real money in their schools.

Students are given a real budget. They work together to decide how to invest it.

Schools benefit by seeing real, lasting impact.

Students see their budget proposals come to life, knowing their collaboration has made a real difference in their schools.

Communities win when money-smart students become adults.

Students who learn how to make investment decisions in school gain the skills they need to become financially independent adults.

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Would you like to try Participatory Budgeting in your school?

Join our free pilot program.

JOIN US

Would you like to try Participatory Budgeting in your school?

Join our free pilot program.