Youth Financial Capability

Youth Financial Capability

FPP’s Youth Financial Capability initiatives include several events and activities under the Bright Minds, Fresh Ideas umbrella; most notably, the Bright Minds, Fresh Ideas Think Tank (BMFITT) Summer Internship and the Spondulics Technical Education Program (STEP) Spring Internship.

These internships, powered by FPP in partnership with Orange County Public Schools/Orange Technical College, Seminole County Public Schools, Career Source of Central Florida, and made possible by sponsorship from SouthState Bank, engages rising high school students in paths of exploration, ideation, and professional development.

To learn more about each opportunity under the Bright Minds, Fresh Ideas umbrella, check out the information below, or email FPP@FPPCoalition.org.

A)  EXPLORATION – An in-depth research project on a selected Financial Capability-related topic;

B)  IDEATION – Brainstorming or ideation that generates potential solutions and prototypes that address societal Financial Capability challenges;

C)  PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT – Volunteer Guest Experts/Discussion Leaders engage with the interns, sharing their knowledge and insights in a variety of Financial Capability and Career-Readiness learning focus areas.

To learn more about the impact of the Bright Minds, Fresh Ideas Think Tank Summer Internship initiative, view these video vignettes below:

Bright Minds, Fresh Ideas Think Tank Video Insights I – Elevating Financial Capability

Bright Minds, Fresh ideas Think Tank Video Insights II – Enhancing Business Communication Skills

Bright Minds, Fresh ideas Think Tank Video Insights III – Preparing Rising Professionals

2021 – Exploration Deliverables Generated By 2021 Student Interns

Session A: Segment 1 | Segment 2 | Segment 3

Session B: Segment 1 | Segment 2 | Segment 3

2020 – Building Virtual Interview Skills

2020 – Crafting a World Class Resume

2020 – Exploration Deliverables Generated By 2020 Student Interns

2019 – Exploration Deliverables Generated by 2019 Student Interns

Research Paper | Slides

Exploration team: Thomas Nguyen and Patrice Quetant

Research Paper | Slides

Exploration team: Deania James and Sebastian Garcia

Research Paper | Slides

Exploration team: Pranjal Patel and Melanie Diel

Research Paper | Slides

Exploration team: Deandra James and Enrique Hue

Research Paper | Slides

Exploration team: Dijohney Lyn and Brian Kelly

Research Paper | Slides

Exploration team: Kayla Maples and Steven Jordan

Research Paper | Slides

Exploration team: Ayanna Gay and Talia Hughe

Research Paper | Slides

Exploration team: Katia Destine and Daniella Paolicelli

Exploration Deliverables Generated By 2018 Student Interns

Research Report

Exploration Team:  Xiomara Montes Gil and Brandon Jimenez

Research Report

Exploration Team: Deania James and Gabriel Moraes

Research Report

Support Data

Exploration Team:  Deandra James and Gedeon Guercin

Research Report

Exploration Team:  Mirrikat Murray and Shymier

Research Report

Exploration Team:  Austin Wendling and Crispin Alemnka

Research Report

Exploration Team:  Angie Deranvil, Kiara Velazquez and Shaniela Gentles

For a complete synopsis of the Bright Minds, Fresh Ideas Student Think Tank initiative, please refer to the link below. 

Bright Minds, Fresh Ideas Student Think Tank – An Overview

To learn more about the Bright Minds, Fresh Ideas Think Tank, reach out to FPP@FPPCoalition.org for more details.

Spondulics Technical Education Program (STEP) Spring Internship is a newly developed, paid, five-week experience beginning February 28th, 2022 and ending March 31st, 2022.

STEP is designed to teach Orange and Seminole County Public School students the foundation to various technological skillsets required for the operations and content creation necessary for FPP’s internationally-viewed, financial focused, streaming platform: Spondulics.org.

This opportunity will bring the essentials of TV Production, website design, content creation, and professional development into a single experience. Leaving STEP, all interns will have created their own form of virtual, financially-focused content to be shared via a LIVE broadcast event and continuously as archived content on Spondulics.org.

FPP is currently offering this experience to students in Orange and Seminole County, FL who otherwise would not have the capability to explore such hands-on or in-depth technological work experiences prior to college or career exploration.

A total of 6 interns will be invited to participate in Spring 2022 from Orange County Public Schools.

If you are interested in joining this experience, please send your resume to Bill@FPPCoalition.org.