The NFEC Sets Launch Date for the Core 80 Financial Literacy Curriculum

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The National Financial Educators Council will launch the Core 80 Financial Literacy Curriculum early January 2012.

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The NFECs' financial literacy curriculum was fun for my students and enjoyable to teach. I felt like I was providing them valuable information they will use.

The 2012 version of the NFECs’ Core 80 Financial Literacy Curriculum is launching the second week of January and is designed to provide educators and volunteers engaging lesson plans to improve the financial capability of their students.

The Core 80 Financial Literacy Curriculum was designed in a modular format so it can act as a semester-long course, or it can be broken down into shorter coursework to accommodate a variety of schedules. This curriculum includes over 80 lessons and activities designed to empower high school and college-aged youth with a practical financial literacy education.

The Core 80 Financial Literacy Curriculum was designed by a team of financial professionals and education experts to deliver an educational product that can be used in the real world while still meeting educational standards. The financial literacy lesson plans are aligned with the financial literacy standards set forth by the National Financial Educators Council, Jump$tart Coalition and the National Council of Economic Education.

Stan Webb, CFS Certified Fund Specialist and Certified Senior Advisor, served on the NFECs’ financial literacy curriculum advisory board and stated, “Their [the NFECs] approach of bringing educators together with financial professionals will provide relevant financial education coursework to our youth.”

The NFECs’ financial literacy curriculum was also designed to meet core education standards so educators can incorporate financial literacy into their current coursework. It aligns with recommended standards set forth by the National Council of English Teachers, National Business Education Association, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, and the National Council for Social Studies.

The Core 80 Financial Literacy Curriculum also offers support material for the educators and students. Educators can receive comprehensive financial educator training, interactive PowerPoint presentations, testing and other tools that provide a turnkey solution to their financial literacy program needs. Students receive the Real Money experience student guides and the Money XLive virtual learning center that is aligned with the curriculum.

The National Financial Educators Council is a social enterprise with the mission is to create a world where people are able to make qualified financial decisions that improve their lives, the lives of those they love and the lives of those they impact globally. To fulfill their objective the NFEC provides financial literacy resources, training and comprehensive programs designed to improve the financial capability of people of all ages and socio-economic status. Through collaborative efforts with financial professionals, non-profit organizations, schools, universities and concerned citizens the NFE C seeks to empower those passionate about sharing the message of financial literacy with the tools needed to do so effectively.

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