The NFEC Produces a Personal Financial Literacy Program for the LA County Parks and Recreation Department

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The National Financial Educators Council produces a personal financial literacy program for the Los Angeles County Parks and Recreation Department.

The National Financial Educators Council produces a personal financial literacy program for the Los Angeles County Parks and Recreation Department to improve the financial capability of youth participating in a work experience program. The event took place on March 10th, and two future events are planned before the end of 2012.

The personal financial literacy program designed for LA Country Parks and Recreation was a full-day event that integrated lecture style instruction from the NFECs Core 12 financial literacy lesson plans, with games and activities. The NFEC also showed videos from their Money XLive celebrity financial literacy event production to keep the youth participants entertained and engaged.

The event was opened and closed by Vince Shorb, CMO of the NFEC, to inspire and encourage participants to learn practical personal finance topics. Diane Larsen, 2008 Jump$tart Outstanding Educator of the Year and NFEC Certified Financial Education Instructor, lead the class through personal financial literacy lessons.

The Los Angeles County Parks and Recreation Department program, R.E.A.C.H, is a five-month program that trains and provides work experience for student’s age 16 to 24 years old. These young adults take part in a variety of activities, including the supervision and development of community programs. Other roles that participants take part in include the planning and coordination of a variety of activities.

Pre- and post-testing and surveys were conducted to quantify the impact of the personal financial literacy program. The results of the financial literacy quiz and testing were positive. It demonstrated the participants improved their knowledge of money management matters and most felt the lessons learned will impact them positively in the future.

The National Financial Educators Council designs comprehensive personal financial literacy programs to assist individuals and organizations produce a measureable improvement in the overall financial capability of participants. The NFEC provides training and resources designed to empower all ages and socioeconomic backgrounds with practical financial literacy knowledge.

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Cecile Abad
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