FirstRoot’s Participatory Budgeting platform empowers students with an opportunity to learn financial literacy skills by using real money on real projects while enabling teachers to build a positive engagement by running PB in Schools.
Bringing Participatory Budgeting in Schools
FirstRoot has built the world’s first Participatory Budgeting platform designed for schools.
Create your PB program in less than 2 minutes
Securely invite students to participate
Easily manage all PB cycle phases
Let everyone vote and get accurate results
Access engagement data
Run multiple, simultaneous PB cycles
- Securely manage all data
Compliant with CCPA, FERPA, and GDPR
The FirstRoot app guides teachers and students through all phases of a PB cycle: Planning, Ideation, Refinement, Voting & Implementation.
Adding proposals during Ideation
Ideation in a PB Cycle is about dreaming big: creating proposals solve real problems and create new opportunities.
FirstRoot makes it easy for every student in the program to share their amazing ideas. Students can start simply and work together to expand details.
Refining proposals through videos
Refinement in a PB Cycle is about making sure proposals are desirable, viable, feasible, and sustainable. One of the most powerful ways students can refine proposals is by adding “pitch videos”. In the process, they students practice communication skills and build support for their ideas.
Making voting easy
In-person Participatory Budgeting voting is tedious, costly, and error managing the vote: you have to create, print, distribute, collect, verify, and tabulate paper ballots.
FirstRoot makes voting easy and fun! As shown in this video, the voting ballot displays proposals, the available budget, and reactions for seamless voting experience!