“We are very honored to receive this award and are excited to be able share this game with our public school educators and their students,” said David Kijek, WEA Member Benefits President and CEO.
MADISON, Wis. (PRWEB) October 22, 2020
The Institute for Financial Literacy has announced their Excellence in Financial Literacy Education (EIFLE) Award Winners, with WEA Member Benefits (Member Benefits) receiving the 2020 Game of the Year for their financial literacy game, Don’t be Jack™: High School Edition.
Member Benefits’ mission of ‘every member financially secure’ is at the heart of their company, drives its day-to-day operations, and provides the basis for Don’t be Jack.
Member Benefits’ original 2012 EIFLE award-winning game of the same name—Don’t Be Jack has been used as a resource to teach educators about the importance of financial literacy in their own lives, the power of compound interest, and the value of starting to save early for their future. Soon after its release in 2012, educators began asking for a student version of the game to use in their classrooms. They quickly saw the importance and value of teaching their students about saving for the future.
Member Benefits worked in collaboration with local teachers and subject matter experts to create the student version of the game, based on Wisconsin’s Academic Standards for Personal Financial Literacy for grades 9-12. The team evaluated and reworked the game to make it more understandable and applicable to high school students, allowing students to work in teams to make decisions and learn and discuss different personal financial issues or situations they could encounter in life. In 2019, WEA Member Benefits brought Don’t be Jack™: High School Edition to high school classrooms throughout the state.
“We are very honored to receive this award and are excited to be able share this game with our public school educators and their students,” said David Kijek, WEA Member Benefits President and CEO. “A journey toward financial security begins by building financial knowledge in the classroom.”
To learn more about WEA Member Benefits and the Don’t Be Jack: High School Edition financial learning game, go to https://weabenefits.com/dbjstudent/.
About WEA Member Benefits
WEA Member Benefits has been helping Wisconsin public school employees achieve their financial goals for over 45 years by providing personal insurance and retirement and investment programs. We operate as a trust that reinvests any profits back into programs that benefit participants. We have no shareholders. This allows us to focus on meeting the needs of those we serve with high-quality products that are competitively priced. We have one of the highest customer retention and satisfaction rates in the industry. Learn more at https://weabenefits.com/ or call 1-800-279-4030.
About the Excellence in Financial Literacy Education (EIFLE) Awards
Established in 2007, the mission of the EIFLE Awards is to promote the effective delivery of consumer financial products, services and education by acknowledging the accomplishments of those that advance financial literacy education. The EIFLE Awards dinner is held each year during the Annual Conference on Financial Education.
About the Institute for Financial Literacy
The Institute for Financial Literacy is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization whose mission is to promote effective financial education and counseling. As a national authority on adult financial education, the Institute advances professionalism and effectiveness in the field of financial literacy by setting the National Standards for Adult Financial Literacy Education™, hosting the Annual Conference on Financial Education™, presenting the Excellence in Financial Literacy Education (EIFLE)™ Awards, and administering certifications through Fincert.org™. For more information about the Institute, visit https://financiallit.org/wordpress/ or call 207-873-0068.