For many, the term “participatory budgeting” probably conveys boring or sad images of town halls, committee meetings and bureaucracy.
So would you believe me if I told you that my guest today is using participatory budgeting to increase student engagement on financial literacy and civic engagement issues around the world?
Silicon Valley insider Luke Hohmann is the founder of FirstRoot, an exciting approach to engage students in improving their schools, while increasing their financial literacy skills.
In this very responsible conversation, we are talking about:
👨👩👧👧 Why participatory budgeting is not only a great way to teach financial skills, but why it is such a valuable tool for empowering, empowering and improving schools, institutions or even family projects at home!
🏦 Luke’s Silicon Valley background working on enterprise computing, and why his less than positive experience with educational software led to the development of FirstRoot
🤹 How to make a participatory budgeting process involving students successful, both in terms of skills acquisition but also helping them to see how the process leads to visible results
⛔ We also tackle technical issues related to process, security and privacy, and we discuss the question: How much money is it okay to put in the hands of students? (spoiler: the number could be higher than you think)