Heart and Brain Event Kit

The Prosperity Agenda

The Prosperity Agenda offers the Heart & Brain Event Kit, including a facilitation video series to plan two-generation financial literacy events.

What This Includes

Skills addressed: Self-Advocacy, Navigating Systems, Solution Mindset, Critical Thinking, Creativity, Cooperation, Resourcefulness, Goal Setting, Self-Awareness

User resources

  • Heart & Brain Kit with event promotion materials, facilitator guides, group activities, and take-home activities and games to play with family members
  • Event facilitation videos to explore important concepts for delivering a Heart & Brain event
  • Money Mindset cards to generate dialogue
  • Money Powerup Packs, including Heart & Brain, Bank with Strength, Invisible Investments, Resource Wise,
  • Saving with the Seasons, Spending Slowdown, Community Exchange, Savings for Change

Key Takeaways

  • Workforce development programs can use the materials to integrate financial literacy into their curriculum and services.
  • The activities in the Heart & Brain Kit work best in a group setting where participants can share their approaches to dealing with money and build and share personal success skills, such as critical thinking, cooperation, and resourcefulness.
  • The Money Mindset Cards can be used in a variety of settings, including at home, in workshops, or in one-on-one sessions.
  • Money Powerup Packs can be used in a family literacy class setting as they include family activities about saving money and engaging children in thinking about their needs and wants.

The Prosperity Agenda (TPA) is a nonprofit organization that focuses on an equitable two-generation approach to financial education which is strength-based and community-led. From 2016 to 2019, with support from the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, TPA collaborated with the Washington State Department of Commerce, which manages the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) programs, and 330 parents throughout the state, to develop, pilot, and implement the Money Powerup Packs materials and event kits. They evaluated the Money Powerup Packs impact, including an article in The Journal of Participatory Research Methods.

Adaptability & Flexibility


Critical & Creative Thinking

Emotional Intelligence

Leadership & Initiative

Navigating & Using Information

Respecting Differences


Teamwork & Collaboration

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