The focus of the trainings will be on the classroom application of the newly-revamped National Endowment for Financial Education's High School Financial Planning Program The seven-unit curriculum aims to help teens develop a greater understanding of and ability to manage their personal finances using unique games, simulations, case studies, and interactive exercises to provide hands-on experience for students to test and apply the financial principles and concepts covered in the curriculum. More information is available at http://www.nefe.org under the Education Programs link.
"Young people today spend over $170 billion per year, yet many don't know how to manage their money wisely," said Dave Adams, MCUL president/CEO. "Most high school students graduate with few of the personal financial skills they need to support themselves. These education sessions are intended to train people who deal with students everyday--teachers, credit union staff and others--how to equip teens with basic financial skills."
Training will take place from August through November at FinancialEdge Community Credit Union, METRO Credit Union, Michigan Credit Union League, and NuUnion Credit Union among other locations.