NetWorth is a statewide curriculum integration program providing financial literacy education to students in grades K-12. It began as a partnership between the WV State Treasurer, John D. Purdue, and the State Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Steven L. Paine. Operating in three phases, the program plans to reach all WV K-12 schools in the 2010-2011 school year.
Educators and community members from across the state created instructional guides providing approaches for incorporating personal finance skills in the core curricula (math, social studies, and language arts) across all grade levels. Materials were also created for guidance counselors and parents.
Evaluation materials from the pilot year suggest that after one year of instruction using the NetWorth program students and teachers are more knowledgeable about personal finance.