Boston, MA (PRWEB) January 11, 2013
Brandon Lloyd, NFL All Pro wide receiver and Personal Finance Ambassador for the NFEC’s Money XLive program, shared money management lessons with students from Lowell High School. Lloyd, who plays for the New England Patriots, also helped raise awareness for the financial literacy movement by attracting the Yahoo Sports production team to film the event.
This event was brought to fruition through collaboration between several organizations that are committed to raising the financial capabilities of our nation’s youth including: Brandon Lloyd, the National Financial Educators Council, Money XLive, Lowell High School, Yahoo Sports, Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union and Waterhouse Sports & Entertainment. “The NFEC commends the efforts of all the organizations involved. Having Brandon Lloyd and Yahoo Sports will help us to mainstream the message of financial responsibility,” states Vince Shorb of the NFEC.
Yahoo Sports featured Brandon’s visit on their series entitled Outside the Game. This program features the athlete’s real life activities off the playing field. The complete video can be viewed by visiting Yahoo Sports Outside the Game webpage.
“Brandon is a great example of the American Dream. He does what he loves and is dedicated to helping others achieve their maximum potential. Money XLive is a great avenue to educate our nation’s future. Dreams and goals never go out of style,” states Chad Penry, Co-Founder of Money XLive and the NFEC’s Strategic Relationship Director.
The event left attendees motivated and excited to learn about money. To provide ongoing education, Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union’s MoneyStrong program will continue to serve students from Lowell High School. The MoneyStrong financial education program is designed to help students learn how to make good financial choices that can make a difference in their lives.
“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.”
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.
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 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 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.