Human beings are known for many different things, but most importantly, they are known for getting better on a consistent basis. This tendency to improve under all circumstances has notably enabled us to hit upon some huge milestones, with technology appearing as a major member of the stated group. The reason why technology enjoys such an esteemed stature is, by and large, based on its skill-set, which ushered us towards a reality that nobody could have ever imagined otherwise. Nevertheless, if we look a little bit closer, it should become clear how the whole runner was also very much inspired from the way we applied those skills across a real-world environment. The latter component was, in fact, what gave the creation a spectrum-wide presence, and consequentially, kickstarted a tech revolution. This revolution, in turn, will scale up the human experience from all conceivable directions, but even after achieving such a monumental feat, technology will somehow continue to bring the right goods to the table. This has grown to become a lot more evident in recent times, and truth be told, a newly-introduced platform will only make that trend bigger and better moving forward.

Greenlight, the fintech company on a mission to help parents raise financially-smart, independent kids, has officially launched a new interactive platform called Level Up, which is designed to bolster financial literacy among kids in an extremely engaging manner. Talk about what are the driving factors behind this engagement, they are centered upon how the platform allows you to earn exciting rewards, while also guiding you in terms of how to best use those rewards through channels like investment, savings, or just more mindful spending. Now, it is surely not the first time we would witness such a concept, but there are some key elements which help Level Up in standing out. Available details indicate that these elements include a best-in-class curriculum which covers stuff like earning, spending, saving, investments, managing credit, income, taxes, and more. Built using an outcomes-driven educational matrix, the stated lessons leverage an intentional combination of words, illustrations, and sounds to create an outright immersive experience. Staying with platform’s ability to reel the user in, it also offers fun, bite-sized challenges constructed through videos, minigames, and a mix of multiple-choice, true or false, and scenario questions. For every correct answer, the user earns XP, stars, coins, as well as badges. Now, given it is specifically designed for kids, Level Up even introduces you to a comprehensive line-up of lovable, unexpected characters like a wise wizard, a jetpack-toting goat, a pineapple sporting sunglasses, and more, that all guide you throughout your journey.

“Greenlight’s mission has always been focused on empowering kids and teens to learn about money,” said Jennifer Seitz, Certified Financial Education Instructor and Director of Education at Greenlight. “Level Up advances our mission even further with an engaging, gamified curriculum that teaches financial literacy in a fun and relatable way.”

However, it’s not just Greenlight vouching for its own product, as parents have also come out to praise the concept.

“Level Up is such an amazing game. It’s animated, colorful, and packed with super helpful financial lessons,” said Nikki M., parent of a 12-year-old daughter who participated in Level Up beta testing. “Starting at the very first level, it has important lessons that I wish I was taught when I was younger. This is such valuable knowledge that my daughter will have for life.”

Level Up’s launch provides an interesting follow up to a report, which shows, even though 97% of the teens feel they need financial education to achieve their life goals, only 23 US states have actually committed to a personal finance course for kids.

To access the new platform, you can subscribe to any of the Greenlight’s subscription plans. Schools, teachers, and students can also access it for free, and they can do so through Greenlight for Classrooms, a web-based financial literacy library tailored to K-12 grade levels that is set to launch later this year.