Erie, PA (PRWEB) March 28, 2012
The National Financial Educators Council and the Center for Financial and Consumer Outreach at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, have partnered to promote the Financial EduNation Campaign over Financial Literacy Month.
April 1 marked the first day of Financial Literacy Month. To help get the month’s events underway, the National Financial Educators Council (NFEC) and the Center for Financial and Consumer Outreach (CFCO) at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, are providing free personal finance programs to students, parents, educators and nonprofit organizations across Pennsylvania as a part of the Financial EduNation campaign.
Financial Literacy Month is designed to raise awareness among citizens about the importance of acquiring personal financial literacy skills, and to provide financial education resources and training. To support the efforts of the national financial literacy month initiative, the U.S.-based social enterprise organization known as the National Financial Educators Council is partnering with the the Center for Financial and Consumer Outreach to give free personal finance programs to organizations and individuals across the state.
These financial literacy resources form part of the NFEC’s Financial EduNation campaign, a national financial literacy initiative that seeks to improve youth financial capability while raising awareness about the importance of teaching kids about money. The campaign provides more than thirty tools designed to give youth a practical financial education. The NFEC has created personal finance programs that parents, educators, community members and financial professionals can share with their community’s youth.
“The NFEC commends the Center for Financial and Consumer Outreach and CFCO president Erica Jackson for its efforts to promote financial wellness to citizens over Financial Literacy Month,” said Vince Shorb, Chief Marketing Officer of the NFEC. “Their commitment to providing free personal finance resources to the community empowers our youth and strengthens communities.”
The Financial EduNation Campaign includes materials aimed directly at teens as well as those that support their development. Students are provided access to the Money XLive multi-media learning center. This virtual training program features exclusive videos from celebrities, business leaders, and sports stars. Parents and teachers receive financial literacy curriculum, educator training and guides that help them talk to kids about money.
The Center for Financial and Consumer Outreach is an outreach program of the Sam and Irene Black School of Business at Penn State Behrend. The CFCO’s primary purpose is to deliver educational outreach programming focused on personal finance skills to students in middle school through college. The center’s efforts have reached more than 25,000 individuals with materials that teach how to earn a living, achieve self-sufficiency, and improve quality of life.
The National Financial Educators Council is a social enterprise organization that supports financial literacy initiatives on a global level. The NFEC developed the Financial EduNation campaign to foster positive personal financial habits among youth that aligns with its mission to give communities the resources they need to empower young people with the knowledge necessary to make financial decisions that can improve their lives, now and in the future.