Jana Stoughton, College Student
The National Financial Educators Councils’ financial literacy events give participants a memorable learning experience while sharing practical personal finance lessons. These experiential events increase retention rates and motivate students to take positive action.
From full production promotions (concert venues, celebrities, live entertainment) to smaller community courses – the NFECs’ events have participants talking about what they have learned long after the show is over.
There are a variety of programs to fit your financial education program goals. Classes (ranging from an hour to semester long), camps (half day to five days), workshops, virtual training and live events all are available. To accommodate a variety of budgets the NFEC has broken down their financial literacy workshops into three general categories.
The NFEC supports anyone out in the community spreading the message of financial literacy. However, many speakers on the topic lack the training to deliver this effectively. All NFEC speakers are certified and will give your event the professional touch.
With any option you choose, the NFECs’ financial literacy workshops also include an activation package. This includes: pre- & post-tests, marketing material, coursework, press releases, community outreach package, media services, training, follow-up educational material, grant guides, sponsorship forms and more. You receive a turnkey package to ensure your financial literacy workshop is a success.
The most common problem with many financial literacy workshops is that they focus solely on the educational aspects, and forget about the entertainment factor needed to truly connect with the audience. Teaching money is different than any other subject because there are so many emotions, preset beliefs and aspirations associated with this topic. It is critical that this material be delivered in a way that connects with participants and addresses those issues in a fun, engaging way.
As you see from the videos, the NFEC events create an experience that gets students in the proper mindset to pick up money skills. Teaching personal finance in a way that gets participants get motivated to pick up this needed knowledge and most importantly, they provide follow-up training material so students can take action on their new found inspiration to learn about money.