Brandon Lloyd Financial Literacy Day Gets a Great Reception at Lowell High School

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NFL All Pro wide receiver for the New England Patriots, Brandon Lloyd, shared financial literacy lessons to high school students as an Ambassador of the National Financial Educators Council’s Money XLive program.

NFL All Pro wide receiver for the New England Patriots, Brandon Lloyd, shared his charisma and experience with high school students at Lowell High School in Massachusetts. As an Ambassador of the National Financial Educators Council’s Money XLive program, Brandon encouraged students to follow their passions, develop a good work ethic and study personal finance topics.

Lloyd has been recognized for his ability to bring excitement on and off the field. Lloyd’s versatile background helped him impart his real world personal finance lessons with students. Brandon started the visit by meeting students and learning more about them and the challenges that they are faced with. This was followed by several school assemblies where Lloyd taught reached over a hundred students.

“We were thrilled to help bring Brandon Lloyd, a talented athlete and dynamic speaker, to Lowell High School to share his experiences and insight with students,” said Mark S. Cochran, President and Chief Executive Officer of Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union. “It was a very exciting and illuminating morning for everyone.”

The larger assembly was opened by Anne-Marie Bisson, Vice President of Financial Education for Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union and a NFEC Certified Financial Education Instructor. Bisson and her team taught students financial literacy lessons from the Money XLive multimedia curriculum which featured videos from top athletes, celebrities and positive role-models. Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union supports Lowell High Schools year round financial literacy program with their MoneyStrong initiative.

Chad Penry, Co-Founder of Money XLive and the NFEC’s Strategic Relationship Director states, “I'm very excited to have Brandon on board with Money XLive. Having kids himself and understanding the lack of financial education that exists in schools is a great motivating factor for him. He understands kids are the future!”

Lloyds past reflects his commitment to excellence and he imparted this knowledge to the students. He attended Blue Springs High School in Missouri where he was a letterman in football, basketball and track. Lloyd attended the University of Illinois finished his college career having the second most receiving yards and touchdown catches in Illinois history and ranking third in all-time receptions.

Lowell High School opened in 1831, as the first co-educational high school in the United States

According to the website, “Lowell High School provides a secure and cooperative environment where the emphasis is on mutual respect, curiosity, the free exchange of ideas, and the appreciation of education both as a process and a means to betterment.”

Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union was established in 1912 and is a full-service, member-owned community-based financial cooperative with more than 58,500 members and $1 billion in assets. It operates six full-service branches in Lowell, Dracut (2), Tyngsboro, Chelmsford and Methuen, Massachusetts; two high-school branches at Lowell High and Dracut High schools; and a loan center in Lowell.

The National Financial Educators Council’s Money XLive Community Ambassador program supports the monetary skill development of people across the country. The NFEC's financial education programs, tools and material provide people the knowledge and confidence to take effective action towards their financial future. Combined with the awareness initiative that brings positive celebrity role models to the financial education movement, the NFEC plans to reach millions across the country with the message of financial literacy.

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