Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) April 12, 2013
Wake Technical Community College's annual Spring Fling event has expanded with their inclusion of a financial education booth. Hosted by the SunTrust Foundation Center for Financial Education, this booth will feature games, prizes and a money blower to generate interest in the personal finance program.
The Spring Fling event takes place April 12th between 11:00 and 2:00 at Wake Tech’s Main Campus. Students and the general public are welcome to attend. Representatives from Wake Tech, the SunTrust Foundation and the National Financial Educators Council will be on hand to educate students while making the event for all involved.
The Spring Fling event will also launch the start of the Financial Scavenger hunt. This practical game-based learning has students complete real world activities as they compete for prizes. Students will learn how to use a compounding interest calculator, how to access a free copy of their credit report, visit with the career counseling office and other activities designed to help them achieve financial wellness.
Wake Tech’s Center for Financial Education, in collaboration with the SunTrust Foundation and the National Financial Educators Council, are committed to helping students gain personal finance skills using educational events that resonate with students.
Wake Tech is fully committed to designing a comprehensive financial education initiative for prospective students, current students, staff, and faculty. The planning, implementation and assessment of the financial literacy program is a collaborative effort between Wake Tech’s administration, Foundation Office, GED/ABE Programs, Student Activities Office, Financial Aid Office, Promotions & Marketing and Curriculum Education Services. The college is dedicated to providing this holistic financial education initiative in order to increase financial literacy and allow participants to achieve financial freedom and empowerment.
Established in 2008, the SunTrust Foundation’s mission is to provide monetary support to nonprofit organizations and institutions engaged in activities promoting education, health and human services, culture and art, and civic and community involvement that contribute to the social and economic development of the communities SunTrust serves.
The National Financial Educators Council revolutionizes the financial literacy industry by delivering comprehensive financial education to North Carolina and the global community. The NFEC is widely recognized for creating high-profile financial literacy initiatives that span all areas of personal finance. These campaigns are designed to improve community outcomes and raise awareness for the financial literacy movement. The NFEC mission is to create a world where people are informed to make qualified financial decisions that improve their lives, the lives of their loved ones, and the lives of people they influence around the globe.