Intellikey is a new organization, created with the mission to foster financial intelligence in New York City children.
Intellikey is a variation of the word entelechy [en-tel-uh-kee] which is defined as the realization of one’s potential.
We uphold the idea that all students
have the potential to be financially adept when provided with adequate training
According to a 2014 survey, 1,200 high school students ranked personal finance as the most important subject they needed to learn in school for their future success. Our mission is to provide youth in New York City with the tools and training necessary to make fiscally responsible decisions to ensure their success. Our programs are being developed in partnership with Building Bridges to Wealth, a financial literacy non-profit organization connected to the Wharton School.
Our teaching material, which is aligned to Common Core State Standards and the National Standards for Financial Literacy (created by the Council for Economic Education), also follows the Connected Learning model. By using this learning model we encourage participants to cultivate financial intelligence through collaborative, hands-on learning and advocate for deeper understanding of material by delivering relevant, timely, and applicable lessons.
Also, by using digital and physical games as an auxiliary learning tool, children can explore how fundamental fiscal concepts are connected to game play, such as earning, saving, and risk-taking.