The National Financial Educators Council and Pure Mentality Team Up to Graduate First Participants of a Financial Literacy Program

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Over one hundred participants in the Pure Mentality youth camp graduated the National Financial Educators Council’s comprehensive financial literacy program.

Students during a Financial Literacy Presentation

Pure Mentality participants learning hands on about their personal finances.

The NFEC and Pure Mentality are well-aligned because both organizations are focused on providing a holistic education—one that extends beyond money and sports and into every facet of students’ lives.

This fall, Pure Mentality and the National Financial Educators Council joined efforts, combining two key programs to improve the lives of our nation’s young people. More than a hundred participants in the Pure Mentality youth camp also graduated the National Financial Educators Council’s financial literacy program.

Pure Mentality’s core coursework centers on improving participants’ athleticism and life skills. Pure Mentality has begun teaching personal finance to their youth camps and afterschool program attendees to build upon their current life skills curriculum. The program’s goal is to reduce high school dropout rates, develop athletic ability, instill positive financial literacy habits, and provide the tools teens need to grow into community assets.

The NFEC custom-designed a financial literacy program to meet Pure Mentality needs, and trained instructors to teach this custom package to their youth participants. Pure Mentality’s goal in adopting the NFEC’s Financial Literacy products (educator training, financial literacy curriculum, testing, and consultation) was to improve financial capability among the scholar athletes and their families. The NFEC financial education curriculum teaches key financial literacy subjects like savings, credit, debt, and basic investments. The program’s success is sustained by motivating participants to continue learning more about money throughout their lives.

“The NFEC and Pure Mentality are well-aligned because both organizations are focused on providing a holistic education—one that extends beyond money and sports and into every facet of students’ lives. Money, health, relationships, values, and community service are just a few of the areas the NFEC’s financial literacy programs and Pure Mentality address,” states Cecile Abad, Community Outreach Director of the NFEC.

Pure Mentality brings high-level mentors from the community to interact with the participating youth athletes. Doctors, judges, NFL players, mayors, and entertainers share their experiences and help teach life skills. As President of Pure Mentality Fa'avae J. Fa'avae emphasizes to program participants, “Change our mentality, and together we’ll change the world.”

Mr. Fa’avae commented further on the financial literacy initiative. “We have been blessed with the opportunity to provide personal finance training to our young scholar athletes through NFEC’s Youth Financial Literacy Curriculum. We are honored to be partnered with NFEC in spreading the financial education message to families across the country.”

Pure Mentality is striving to develop youth in Los Angeles, CA into the positive community members of the future. This program is expanding nationwide to allow youth in more communities to benefit from the athletics, life skills, and financial literacy training.

The National Financial Educators Council supports the work of social enterprise and nonprofit organizations by reducing the time and expense involved with developing a financial literacy campaign. The NFEC team trains volunteers and educators to begin teaching personal finance effectively.

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