High School Students are Leading a Grassroots Financial Literacy Movement with a Celebrity Financial Education Event and Ongoing Financial Literacy Training.

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In an effort to combat the financial struggles that many students face, three high school students are leading a grassroots financial literacy movement at Auburn Mountainview High School. Their campaign is starting with a high energy bang - the Money XLive financial education event. This will be followed by a financial educator training program, financial literacy curriculum and a multi-media learning center in an effort to empower their fellow student with 'real world' money skills.

This game on 'diversification' is one of the many interactive performances at Money XLive.

What an AMAZING way to teach financial literacy to the next generation. The event was amazing, full of surprises with awesome performances, great information & celebrities.

Seattle WA Three high school students are leading a grassroots financial literacy movement at Auburn Mountainview High School. In an effort to combat the financial struggles that many students face, they have raised enough funds to provide their school a financial educator training program, financial literacy curriculum and a high energy financial education event that features celebrities, live bands and entertainers.

Natalie Hostetter, Alexi Morton and Lauren Kmiechick, students at Auburn Mountainview High School, chose to bring the National Youth Financial Educators Council’s, Money XLive event, to kick off their financial literacy campaign. Money XLive is designed to educate, motivate and move students to take positive action. This high-energy event brings together celebrities, sport stars, live bands, a DJ and financial education experts together in a concert style environment.

Natalie Hostetter proclaimed, “After reviewing the National Youth Financial Educator programs, I knew this would be something that would not only be a lot of fun but would also help my classmates when they graduate.”

The Money XLive financial education event is taking place March 12th and with over 1,200 attendees, this event is sure to make a big impact in the community. This is the first live event of the national Stand Up for Financial Literacy campaign which is designed to raise awareness about the problem of financial illiteracy while educating youth from across the country on practical financial matters.

To educate parents on how they can talk to their kids about money, there will be a community financial education event taking place on March 10th and financial literacy expert, Vince Shorb, will inform parents how they can teach kids about money. Also speaking is college planning and networking expert Chad Penry. He will share with families the best way to pay for college and the importance of leveraging college to build skills and a network of trusted friends.

The March 10th event is at Auburn Mountianview High School from 6:00 to 7:30 and is free to the community. All guests will receive a free video course called Money Smart Parent and pre-registration is required by visiting the National Youth Financial Educators Council.

Celebrities that will be appearing live include: Malcolm McCassy (star of MTV Made), Randy Wayne (star of To Save a Life), Joe Gingerella (Top 100 most influential people in the music industry) and a NFL Pro Bowl selection to be announced later next week. It also will feature live performances by J Minus, Atomic Outlaws, Shyan Selah and Cold December. Sponsors include State Farm Insurance, Verity Credit Union, The Show Media, Muckleshoot Indian Tribe and Ethika.

The Money XLive financial education event is only the start of the financial literacy programs at Auburn Mountianview High School. The National Youth Financial Educators Council will be conducting teacher training and providing financial literacy curriculum. “Our goal is to create a holistic program that will continue to empower students in many ways for years to come. Combining parent, teacher and student financial education training plus providing access to our MoneySmarts Course Virtual Classroom will ensure students retain important financial literacy skills,” states Vince Shorb, founder of the National Youth Financial Educators Council.

Lauren Kmiechick says “Besides the Money XLive event we wanted to create a sustainable financial education program. We hired the National Youth Financial Educators Council to deliver entertaining financial literacy curriculum that is aligned with national standards.”

The impact from this event will reach youth from across the country and has helped spawn the National Youth Financial Educators Council’s new Money XLive Multi-Media workshop which will empower students from across the country with the ability to deliver financial education events in their school. The Stand Up for Financial Literacy campaign will extend the reach of the Money XLive Multi-Media event by collaborating with business professional, coaches, educators, financial advisors and community leaders to bring the Money XLive Multi-Media financial education workshop to communities across the country.

You can learn more about the National Youth Financial Educators Council and their financial education solutions including the Money XLive Multi-Media event that can be delivered by community leaders, educators and financial professionals - by visiting http://www.FinancialEducatorsCouncil.org .

About Money XLive: Money XLive is one of the nation’s largest full production financial literacy events that teach youth the value of entrepreneurship and financial responsibility in an MTV award show style environment. Top celebrities, sport stars, recording artists and other entertainers to teach practical money matters to young adults. This event founded by Vince Shorb and Chad Penry of the National Youth Financial Educators Council has served over 30 nonprofits and thousands of youth. The next Money XLive event is taking place in Grand Junction, CO during financial literacy month.

For more information contact: Traci(at)FinancialEducatorsCouncil(dot)org

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