Age range:14 - 16 years
“Fit for Life” is an educational programme for students aged 14 to 16 (5th and 4th grade of secondary school). The aim of the programme is to provide secondary school students with practical information on basic economics (e.g. personal finance, budget, salaries, etc) and to make them understand the importance of setting educational as well as career goals based on their skills, values and interests.
The project, which has been in existence since 2008, is currently in place in 175 classes in 31 high schools. Approximately 3,500 students participated in the project in 2018-2019 thanks to more than 140 volunteers!
The programme consists of 6 didactic units which are given in class by a volunteer from the business world.
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In more detail – young people learn the basic concepts of economics and business, explore their interests, skills and career opportunities, and learn the main principles of finance.
Professional volunteers offering their experience, visit the classrooms serving as potential role models. Through a variety of practical activities, young people better understand the relationship between what they learn in school and how they will successfully participate in the economy of the environment in which they live in.
The resources for each programme are grouped into a “kit” containing detailed plans for each activity, informative activity booklets for young people and additional teaching materials to ensure that the experience is a success for young people, teachers and external volunteers.
The objective of this programme is to provide to young people to have a better understanding of the economic world around them, as well as to prepare them to succeed in their studies and future professional careers.
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This program forms a basis for the You(th)Start Challenges and the following programs: My First Enterprise, Innovation Camp, Practice Enterprises, Mini-Companies and Project Management Awards.