Program built around three key pillars—Education, Awareness, and Sustainability—offers advantages to participants and to your organization.
Receive a complimentary workshop package that includes: ninety-minute presentation, testing, promotions, funding forms, and outreach material.
The Certified Financial Education Instructor program has expanded. It now includes a comprehensive research guide that covers best practices for teaching personal finance.
I have received constant e-mails – the buzz seems to be growing instead of slowing down. The kids are still so excited it is unreal. They got a lot from the event and its motivating them in the class according to some of the teachers. I love it that the community I have lived in for so long has been so blessed by all of this. Thank you so much for all you do; what you have put together is great.
Karen Troester, Vice-President of US Bank, Grand Junction, CO
We chose to provide the NFEC curriculum because it balances practical application with core educational standards. The lessons are engaging, making it enjoyable for teachers and students alike. We also liked that it incorporates a comprehensive educator training program to empower those delivering the information with the tools to maximize the effectiveness of the coursework.
Erica K. Jackson, CFCO Director with Penn State Erie, the Behrend College
We just received the Financial Literacy Event Report. This is fantastic! We can easily show our board how much students learned. We’ve just begun planning our summer conference, and would like to offer the scholars your amazing financial workshop. Thank you again! I can’t wait to share this.
Joanna Mueller, Program Director of the Simon Family Foundation
Every parent wants best for their kid, so teach them about money because it impacts their wellbeing, emotional health and overall health. It allows them to live out their dream and be successful, it’s the biggest important lesson parents can pass on to their kids.
Vince Shorb, CEO of the National Financial Educators Council as quoted in Fox Business
Working with the NFEC was an excellent opportunity for us to learn and perfect our implementation strategies for our outreach program. Receiving the training and becoming Certified has given the program the extra boost and noteworthiness. Since our certification has become public, we’ve received several calls from community organizations and summer camps interested in our financial education program.
Kimberly Knox, Financial Coordinator of the NCMSC
The program is going wonderfully. Kelly is doing an awesome job and our clients have been very receptive of the information and her presentation. Thanks again, the presentation went GREAT, we will be talking with you soon.
Chrystal Carlisle, Social Services Supervisor of the Salvation Army, Dallas Fort Worth
Fun and Engaging Personal Finance Lessons Reach Youth
Most adults today would probably say they wish they’d learned more about money when they were young. But what is the best way to teach personal finance to kids? According to the NFEC, the answer is by translating theory-based research into fun, exciting personal finance lessons that have practical application to the real world.
As adults, parents already have a good deal of experience managing their own personal finances. But they may not know that their own money management practices have a powerful effect on the personal finance habits their kids develop. Basic financial literacy concepts can be taught to kids as young as preschool. The National Financial Educators Council (NFEC) advocates using games and activities that give children a chance to handle and practice with money. Making lessons fun and engaging is one of the key attributes of the NFEC’s personal finance curriculum.
Schools and other concerned individuals or groups may receive curriculum, lesson plans, consultation services, and the full gamut of personal finance programs from the NFEC. An independent organization with a social enterprise focus, the NFEC is committed to providing financial education resources to improve knowledge and raise awareness about the financial literacy movement.
The NFEC programs and campaigns have many benefits besides teaching kids personal finance skills. Organizations whose mission is helping youth can leverage NFEC resources to gain support in the form of grants or other funding. Colleges have used these programs to help recruit students, improve graduation rates, build community goodwill, and protect Title IV funding. The broad range of financial literacy products and services the NFEC offers can be used as individual lessons or combined. The NFEC can tailor a campaign comprised of multiple strategies to enhance the number of people reached and maximize positive changes in personal finance behavior.
All of the NFEC curriculum programs have been reviewed and endorsed by a Curriculum Advisory Board formed of personal finance educators, professionals, and experts. These advisors ensure that the lesson plans remain cutting-edge and effective, based on the latest research and statistics. Yet the methods for teaching personal finance courses have been carefully crafted to make sure the kids get involved and stay engaged. Hands-on activities and fun games ensure that the kids practice money management skills that can benefit them throughout life. The courses have an overarching goal of motivating participants to take positive action toward securing their financial futures.
Schools with an interest in presenting personal finance education to their students may choose to have teachers take the Certified Financial Education Instructor (CFEI) training available through the NFEC. CFEI graduates become positioned among the top personal finance speakers and educators in the country. Certification includes membership in the Personal Finance Speakers Association, the first national speakers’ bureau founded by the NFEC. This speakers’ association provides a channel for educators to promote services and advocate for spreading the financial literacy message.
Measuring success is another key component of any NFEC campaign. By conducting surveys, pre- and post-tests, they generate statistics that tell schools and community groups how well their personal finance initiatives are working. These outcome measures provide information about program impact that becomes essential when applying to agencies or foundations for grants. Demonstrating that these personal finance lessons really work attracts grant funding, media attention, and community recognition. All these benefits combine to build a lasting, sustainable program that continues to serve the community in the long-term.
Kids from preschool through college can benefit from learning personal finance lessons through the NFEC’s classes and resources. Packages are even available for young people who are home schooled. Yet curriculum is just the tip of the iceberg compared to the comprehensive services and campaigns the NFEC has to offer. The organization is dedicated to promoting financial education packages and raising awareness about financial literacy around the globe.