Students learn core life skills by investing real money in real proposals.

The soul of our solution is Participatory Budgeting: youth are given a real money budget and work together to decide how to invest it. In the process, they learn core life skills in financial literacy, civics, and design thinking.

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Our standards-aligned Financial Literacy and Civics curriculum makes it easy for teachers to adopt FirstRoot.

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Here’s everything you need to know to create, run and inmplement your own PB cycles using the FirstRoot platform!

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We’ve gathered the best Participatory Budgeting resources and toolkits to help bring PB in schools with FirstRoot!

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We’re all part of a bigger movement!

Our solutions support the very best PB approaches from around the world!

Participatory Budgeting Project
PB in Scotland
University of Illinois at Chicago
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Customer testimonials

Learn what teachers have to say about their PB cycles using the FirstRoot App!

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FirstRoot is proud to collaborate with awesome people and value-aligned organizations from around the globe!

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