Why Hip Hop & Finance? 

Learning isn't about sitting passively in a chair, it's more than listening to adults speak, and its purpose is far greater than getting an assignment done. Learning is about powerful experiences that break down barriers and empower students. 

After hundreds of hours, researching, experimenting, and refining our instruction we found everything we love and value most about the art of teaching is present in Hip Hop Education Pedagogy.

Hip Hop education focuses on self-identity and authentic expression as part of an inclusive community.

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We won't be learning raps about compound interest. We're digging into the deeper elements of Hip Hop Education. It's all about equipping students to creatively and constructively approach challenges through an understanding of themselves, their resources, and their community. Mixing these elements with the design thinking process of brainstorming and developing ideas, students take the stage to design better banks, use rhythm to ace an interview, and build an understanding of the social and emotional aspects of dealing with their finances that will give them the capability to build real wealth.

Our Workshop Offerings

Each workshop is created to meet the individual needs of your learning community. We teach elementary, middle school, high school, college students as well as staff development. We can tailor your workshop for weekly programs, half-day, and full-day sessions. Our lessons are modular and flexible so we can work within your schedules and timeframes.

We provide workshops for the following topics:

Financial Basics: understanding your personal relationship with money, exploring conscientious spending and responsible saving, budgeting with your values in mind, banking basics, managing credit cards, earning income on the side, and tax basics

Job Prep, Interview Skills, & Career Readiness: communicating personal strengths and abilities, identifying career opportunities, crafting a resume, writing a cover letter, dressing for success, asking effective questions and giving meaningful feedback, how to be a good employee, paychecks and taxes

College Life & Beyond: managing money as a college student, earning money while in school, student loan basics, FAFSA basics, and budgeting disbursements

Moving Up & Out: renting your first apartment, finding and living with roommates, leases and roommate agreements, tenant and landlord responsibilities, insurance, and managing your own place

Goal Setting & Professional Growth: critical thinking and planning around career aspirations, strategies for meaningful networking, building negotiation practices, developing confidence in professional communication, email follow-up, social media management, and growing professional relationships

The Economy of Creativity:  earning income as an entrepreneur, building a product or service with design thinking, marketing and measuring a concept, and improving and growing a product or service

Our most popular workshop!

How to not be a broke college student

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Tired of eating ramen and cereal every day? Looking for new ways to make money and still juggle your class schedule? Take a creative look at your finances with Pockets Change. In this interactive workshop, participants will explore their relationship with money, learn how to build multiple income streams, and master their spending and savings.


  • Understand your personal relationship with money

  • Identify and build habits that support and enhance your tendencies

  • Develop skills for how to communicate with others based on their money personalities


  • Using a design thinking framework, brainstorm different ways to increase your current income and build multiple income streams

  • Cultivate the ability to think on your feet and improvise in high pressure situations in your future career or entrepreneurial endeavor


  • Analyze your spending habits and figure out how to spend money on things that are in line with your values

  • Learn critical savings principles and seamlessly integrate them into your financial life

  • Introduce investing concepts and tools into your everyday personal finances

Ready for us to do a workshop with your organization?

Email us at smallchange@pocketschange.com with: details on the size of the group, the topics you want to cover, and your workshop budget.

Let’s make it happen!