Peer Outreach Program
Smith College's Peer Outreach Program (POP) is a WFI initiative that engages Smith undergraduates in efforts to extend financial literacy into the larger Pioneer Valley community. Under this program, Smith students team-teach personal finance workshops on budgeting, credit cards, student loans and the economic benefits of higher education to students at local middle and high schools in Western Massachusetts.
Since 2002, POP workshop leaders have engaged a total of more than 400 students at Northampton High School, Greenfield High School, Granby High School, Smith Vocational High School, Amherst Regional High School, Holyoke Community College, William Peck Middle School, Thomas Lynch Middle School, Sullivan Middle School, and The Care Center (a GED/life-skills training program for pregnant and parenting teens in Holyoke).
Successful applicants will be Smith students who are detail-oriented and creative and who have:
- a passion for teaching
- an interest in personal finance issues
- a willingness to educate themselves
- attended at least one WFI course in the past
Each workshop leader position carries an academic year stipend of $450, payable upon completion of the workshops in the spring.
How to Apply
If you are interested, please contact WFI Associate Director Kate Hammond directly via e-mail.