How do we support Financial Literacy?

Financial literacy is a critical life-skill that students can cultivate beginning in elementary school and continue throughout their middle, high school post-secondary education. For the past 4 years The Education Alliance has partnered with the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission, the WV State Treasurers Office, West Virginia State Auditor’s Office, West Virginia Bankers Association, and the West Virginia Department of Education to strengthen West Virginia students’ financial capability. In addition to a developing a Financial Literacy resource website, The Education Alliance has supported the West Virginia GEAR UP Program by directly providing resources and support for Financial Literacy.

For more information contact Beth Bowden at 304-342-7850 (phone) or

Participating Schools

The Financial Literacy initiative serves 23 Gear Up schools in 10 counties.

Bluefield High School, Mercer
Hannan Junior/Senior High School, Mason
Meadow Bridge High School, Fayette
Midland Trail High School, Fayette
Mingo Central Comprehensive High School, Mingo
Montcalm High School, Mercer
Nicholas County High School, Nicholas
Oak Hill High School, Fayette
Pikeview High School, Mercer
Point Pleasant Junior/Senior High School, Mason
Princeton Senior High School, Mercer
Richwood High School, Nicholas
Scott High School, Boone
Sherman High School, Boone
Summers High School, Summers
Tug Valley High School, Mingo
Valley High School, Fayette
Van Junior/Senior High School, Boone
Wahama Junior/Senior High School, Mason
Webster County High School, Webster
Westside High School, Wyoming
Wirt County High School, Wirt
Wyoming County East High School, Wyoming


Click below to access financial literacy resources.