The objective of the Personal Responsibility and Education Program (“PREP”) is to teach adolescents to adopt healthy behaviors and lifestyles. Wisconsin is one of the few states that includes financial literacy in its PREP programming. Asset Builders worked with partner agencies in Beloit, Racine, and Milwaukee to build a financial literacy delivery system within PREP, with the objective of teaching at least 950 students each year. The Report documents that experience and looks ahead to how “health/wealth” education might be expanded.
Access to credit is one of the cornerstones of wealth-