Obama Administration Challenges Students, Teachers, and Parents to Tackle Financial Literacy
Third Annual National Financial Capability Challenge Helps to Prepare Students for Secure Financial Future
We all make financial decisions everyday. For most of us, though, no one taught us the best way. Students today face a fast paced, dynamic economy and need a good financial education to succeed. That’s why we are excited to announce the National Financial Capability Challenge sponsored by the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the U.S. Department of Education that runs from March 12 through April 13, 2012. The Challenge is a free, online series of financial questions for high school students to test their knowledge of earning, spending, saving, borrowing, risk protection, and more.
You can sign up now to join the growing number of educators engaging their students in this challenge. Registration is easy and free at challenge.treas.gov. As educators, it is critically important to use this opportunity to help prepare our students for financial independence!
* It's quick. It takes only about 30 minutes to administer the Challenge online, but the lessons your students will learn in preparing will last a lifetime.
* It's easy. Comprehensive lesson plans and sample questions are available in the online Educator Toolkit to help you prepare your students for the Challenge.
* It's rewarding. Educators and top-scoring students in each school will earn personalized award certificates and states with the highest participation will also be recognized.
* Any high school educator can do it. Even if you’re not a math or personal finance educator, you can register so your students can participate. The website also provides tools you can use to easily spread the word about the Challenge, including:
Please don’t delay! Register today at http://challenge.treas.gov/. Your students’ financial futures depend on you!
2012 NYIB Conference
The 2012 National Youth Involvement Board Annual Conference will be held July 30 - August 2, 2012 at the Loews New Orleans Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Ready to for some solid tools, techniques, and insight for reaching and teaching young consumers and members? Plan now to join NYIB in the fabulous New Orleans for the 2012 Annual Conference!
Don't forget to add this anticipated event to your calendar and your budgets - you do not want to miss out! Pre-conference workshop and conference will be $749, while the conference only cost is $599. The hotel conference rate is $119/night.
Is your budget already looking a bit scarce? No worries - NYIB will have scholarships available, so even those with the tightest budgets will be able to attend this conference.
For a sneak peek at next year's Conference and to learn more about NYIB, please visit www.nyib.org.
NEFE High School Financial Planning Program (HSFPP) "Train the Trainers"
As part of the Foundation FOCUS financial education campaign, the TCUF invites you to attend a FREE NEFE HSFPP training session. These "Train the Trainer" sessions are open to credit union staff, teachers, and community partners who are interested in teaching or distributing the NEFE High School Financial Planning Program. This outstanding curriculum is approved by the Texas Education Agency for use in Texas classrooms.
Please see the NEFE High School Financial Planning Program sublink on the left for a full schedule of trainings throughout the year.