Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) December 14, 2011
The National Financial Educators Council expands the Student Financial Education Advocacy program in 2012 to promote peer to peer communication of positive money management lessons.
Currently, the NFEC is seeking teenagers and young adults that are passionate about spreading the message of financial literacy to participate in this program. Participants of the Student Financial Education Advocacy program receive assignments based on their interest and future employment objectives. Students have a choice of writing, shooting video, conducting social medial promotions, research or direct outreach duties.
The Student Financial Education Advocacy program helps high school, and college-age youth gain needed skills and helps to build their resume. The NFEC provides deserving participants a high-level letter of recommendation and a job reference. “Considering today’s unemployment rate for teens and young adults, we felt it was important to help students build their resume as they help us spread the message of financial literacy,” states Traci Allan of the NFEC.
2011 marked the first year the NFEC implemented the Student Financial Education Advocacy program, and many of the students had successful campaigns. Many chose to write financial literacy articles and others filmed videos that depicted the financial challenges many college students are facing. The student team at the University California Riverside put on a half-day event on campus that brought out financial professionals to help about 200 hundred students get the professional financial guidance.
The 2012 Student Financial Education Advocacy program includes training on topics that employers are looking for. This program features a variety projects that can help participant build their resume and receive a high-level recommendation from the NFEC. To qualify for this project applicants must be over 14 years old and have a strong desire to improve their skill sets as they serve their peers. To be considered for this program students are encouraged to use the contact form on the NFEC website.
The National Financial Educators Council (NFEC) is one of the leading providers of financial literacy programs in the Country. The NFEC is the producer of Money XLive - a concert style financial literacy event that features top celebrities and sport stars. The NFEC also is focused on raising awareness about the financial literacy movement through PSA commercials, high-profile financial education events, global outreach programs and through the Student Financial Education Advocacy project.