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Back to School with Social Security

September 12, 2019 • By

Last Updated: July 16, 2021

" "It typically takes people a lifetime of planning to reach their retirement goals. The earlier young workers know about saving for their future, the better chance they’ll have at achieving a comfortable retirement. This is why Social Security has created a resource specifically for teachers and students.

Our Information for Educators page contains a toolkit with information and resources to educate and engage students on Social Security programs and services. Within the toolkit, you’ll find:

  • Two lesson plans with objectives.
  • Infographics and handouts for each lesson plan.
  • Links to Social Security webpages.
  • Talking points.
  • Quiz questions and answers.

It’s important for students to understand why Social Security was created and why it is essential to their lives today and in the future. This knowledge and understanding will provide students a strong base on which to build their financial future.

You can access the webpage and toolkit on our website. Young workers can also see how Social Security directly relates to them.

Encouraging young people to save now for long-term goals that are decades away can be somewhat difficult. Let them know they have a better chance of realizing their dreams if they start planning and taking action early. And also let them know that they can share this information with friends, both in person and on social media.

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Darlynda Bogle, Assistant Deputy Commissioner

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  9. Oulefki

    Hi,je n’ai pas beaucoup compris ce texte en anglais car je suis un francophone. Avec le temps j’y arriverais. Au sujet du Webinar prévu en mon intention le 09/25/2019 , j’assisterais bien si c’est possible en français. Je suis plain de phobies au contact des personnes, je crains de sortir humilié. Breyevement.,
    Mon CV: formation ingénieur en mécanique unités pétrochimiques, 6 ans d’expérience. En suite 18 ans comme professeur de mécanique (fraisage. Tournage etc) ,et 30 ans comme commerçant en en parallèle. J’apprécie et vous remercie beaucoup pour votre aide .

    • John STACK

      Excuse me what ???

    • lesly francois

      My friend when someone come to usa first thing is go to school you are 18 years old i came to this country i was 32 years old i went to school i got my GED high school now i am 65 years old that’s 33 years since i came to usa.i am citizen of usa sorry i can splend more !

    • Ann C., Public Affairs Specialist

      Hi, Oulefki. For Social Security information in other languages, please visit us at http://www.socialsecurity.gov/multilanguage. Thanks!

  10. lesly francois

    Go to back school with age 65 years old no income! No social security incom ages think about it !

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