Our commitment to financial education

Helping people achieve brighter financial futures is at the core of what we do at Discover. We are committed to bringing financial education to students nationwide, and we partner with schools, communities and organizations to fulfill this commitment.

The State of the Issue
More than 1 in 6 students in the US do not reach the baseline level of proficiency in financial literacy.
Nearly 1/4 of millennials spend more than they earn.
67% of Gen Y have less than 3 months worth of emergency funds.

Who we are

Discover believes brighter financial futures begin with providing students with the skills they need to help them succeed long after they leave the classroom. To support this vision, Pathway to Financial Success is bringing financial education to high school students across the country.

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Where we’ve been

Discover's Pathway to Financial Success program has been making a big impact on financial literacy since 2012. Our program, devoted to bringing a financial education curriculum into public high schools across the country, had one simple goal: provide funding to teachers for financial education curriculum, materials and training so they can teach their students the skills they need to help them succeed and achieve brighter future.

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Where we’re going

We have entered into an exciting new relationship between Discover Financial Services and Discovery Education, designed to empower high school students to achieve brighter financial futures.

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News & views
  • Discover Financial Services and Discovery Education Unite to Empower High School Students to Take Control of Their Financial Futures

    November 29, 2017 – In an effort to bring financial education into more classrooms and promote fiscal responsibility among high school students, Discover Financial Services, a recognized leader in the financial education space, and Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, today announced their collaboration to launch Pathway to Financial Success in Schools.

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  • Discover unveils ultimate one-stop website to answer the most important questions about college

    September 13, 2017 – The newest college planning resource for high school parents, students and guidance counselors, CollegeCovered.com, features compelling multimedia editorial content, insider tips and interactive tools to inform the college planning process and empower smart financial decision making.

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  • Online daters say a good credit score is more attractive than a fancy car

    August 21, 2017 – Online daters might have better luck finding Mr. or Ms. Right if they swap out the profile picture of their expensive car with an image of their credit score, according to a recent survey by Discover and Match Media Group.

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