Wichita, KS (PRWEB) April 10, 2012
The National Financial Educators Council recognizes leaders in the financial literacy field by honoring them the Community Ambassador Award. The NFEC has chosen Stan Webb to receive this award for his successful financial education initiative he has launched in Wichita, Kansas.
Mr. Webb’s journey began over 3 years ago with one goal in mind - to improve the financial capability of citizens in the Wichita, Kansas area. He noticed there was a lack of collaboration between the many agencies, companies and nonprofit organizations involved in promoting financial literacy. This realization, according to Mr. Webb, encouraged him to connect with these groups to promote financial literacy on a coordinated manner. “They were doing amazing programs individually; I wanted to see all these great minds come together and see the impact they have on the community,” states Mr. Webb.
Mr. Webb’s initial venture into promoting financial literacy was bringing the Money Smart Week to Wichita. Although the initial ideas were warmly received, Webb reported that he found it challenging to get traction. He proactively made calls to city leaders, businesses and various organizations. Webb found initial support from a city council person Lavonta Williams and Barbara Fuller from the board of education. Also supporting the initiative was the Wichita Police Department, State Senator Oletha Faust-Goudeau, State Rep, Nile Dillmore, National Author/Columnist Marie Swift, US Astronaut Charles Gemar, and Erika Ramirez. Through these efforts, he successfully launched a citywide Town Hall at Wichita State University.
The event continued to grow and in its second year the promotion served 35 classes around the city and over 300 people attended an educational event. Mr. Webb personally hosted 14 of those events. 2012 marks the 3rd year, and the promotion started by Mr. Webb will run from April 23rd to April 29th and the initial reports show this has grown in size, scope and there is much more awareness. This year there will be events in more than three cities across the state.
Mr. Webb will be extending the reach of this campaign by sharing the Financial EduNation Campaign with his community. Through collaboration with the NFEC and top celebrities, Webb hopes to raise awareness about the financial literacy movement. According to Mr. Webb, “We are excited to add the Financial EduNation Campaign material because it features high-profile promotions that will help us continue to raise awareness in Wichita and beyond.”
Mr. Webb’s passion for teaching financial literacy in anchored in his business experience. “Being an advisor and seeing all the right and wrong choices people made got me to wonder what others were doing to help educate people of all economic backgrounds. I saw the problem’s people of all incomes and socioeconomic backgrounds were experiencing simply because they didn’t know how to handle their money,” says Stan Webb who is also a Certified Fund Specialist (CFS), President of Stan T. Webb Cos. Inc., and co-founder of the 501(c)3 Minerva Foundation for Financial Literacy. Webb has hosted financial literacy town hall events throughout Kansas for which he received a city proclamation and shares his financial wisdom with youth across the state.
The National Financial Educators Council (NFEC) is committed to providing a practical financial education to people of all ages and socioeconomic backgrounds. The NFEC’s Financial EduNation Campaign provides turnkey solutions to providing communities a financial education and raising awareness about the financial education movement.