Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 05, 2012
The National Financial Educators Councils’ National Ambassador, Mrs. DC America and Mrs. America contestant - Arika Burton, to host financial awareness promotions for the Financial EduNation Campaign over financial literacy month. The entire month of April is national Financial Literacy Month in the United States. Throughout the month of April and beyond, the NFEC is working with Mrs. Arika Burton to combat the problems associated with financial illiteracy, with a special emphasis on helping today’s youth avoid the common financial challenge that many are experiencing today.
Over financial literacy month, the NFEC and Mrs. Burton will conduct several high-profile awareness campaigns and education based presentations. The NFEC notes the combination of education and awareness are critical to introducing the financial literacy movement into the mainstream. “The financial literacy movement is in dire need of high-profile influencers that are passionate about helping people acquire monetary skill sets. The NFEC is honored to welcome Arika into her role of National Ambassador of our Financial EduNation campaign,” states Vince Shorb, CMO of the NFEC.
During April, organizations and individuals host various promotions designed to educate and raise awareness. Studies show that most citizens are experiencing challenging financial circumstances – debt, retirement shortfalls, negative equity situations, etc – the NFEC contends it is now more important than ever before to teach people about money. Through collaborative efforts between organizations, concerned citizens and the NFECs’ National Ambassadors, the Financial EduNation campaign is providing financial education resources while raising awareness about the financial literacy movement on a national scale.
“The National Financial Educators Council provides tools and resources advocates need to teach financial literacy effectively. I am excited to be able to combine my passion with their turnkey resources to help people across the country pick up critical money management skill sets. I chose financial literacy as my platform for the Mrs. DC America and Mrs. America Pageant to raise awareness about this important cause,” states Arika Burton.
The Financial EduNation Campaign supports the monetary skill development of people across the country. The financial education programs, tools and material created by the NFEC provide people the knowledge and confidence to take effective action towards their financial future. Combined with the awareness initiative, the NFEC plans to reach millions across the country with the message of financial literacy.
Raquel Riley Thomas, executive producer/director of the Mrs. DC America and 1st runner up at Mrs. America 2011, stated, “Arika has chosen a platform that can benefit everybody in this country. I personally wish somebody had taught me about money while I was in school or while serving in the military. I think most people would agree that providing today’s youth a practical financial education can improve many aspects of their life. That is why I am excited and supportive of Arika’s role as Mrs. DC America and as a National Ambassador for the NFEC.”
Mrs. DC America and Mrs. America contestant Arika Burton received her Bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland in both Finance and International Business. She has completed the International Finance and European Union Study Program and is a financial consultant in Washington DC. At 28 years old, she has recognized the need to help people acquire money management skill sets.
The National Financial Educators Council provides custom personal finance programs designed to improve organizations’ financial capability and inspire participants to continue learning about personal finance topics. The NFEC has served hundreds of nonprofit organizations, schools, and community organizations internationally and is a leading advocate for teaching kids about money at a young age. The NFEC is one of the top groups leading promotions over financial literacy month.