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Center for Financial and Consumer Outreach Has New Education Partner

The Center for Financial and Consumer Outreach, a program of the Sam and Irene Black School of Business at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, has partnered with the California-based National Financial Educators Council (NFEC) to promote financial literacy through the distribution of free personal-finance resources to schools and nonprofit organizations.

Center for Financial and Consumer Outreach Has New Education Partner

The Center for Financial and Consumer Outreach, led by director Erica Jackson, center, has partnered with the California-based National Financial Educators Council. CFCO now will have additional financial literacy tools to offer Pennsylvanians.

The Pennsylvania-wide initiative, part of the NFEC’s Financial EduNation campaign, seeks to improve the financial capabilities of the state’s youth by providing more than 30 tools designed to offer teens and young adults a practical financial education, including access to Money XLive, a web-based, multi-media learning center. This virtual training program features exclusive videos from media, sports and business celebrities, as well as interactive learning guides and tests.

EduNation also hopes to raise adults’ awareness of the importance of teaching kids money skills, and has produced personal financial education programs that parents, teachers, and financial professionals can share with the children in their communities.

“We chose to provide NFEC educational resources as part of our outreach in Pennsylvania because its tools balance practical application with core educational standards,” Erica K. Jackson, director of the Center for Financial and Consumer Outreach, said. “The NFEC’s comprehensive financial educator training program will help us empower those delivering the information in a way that maximizes the effectiveness of the coursework.”

The Center for Financial and Consumer Outreach provides educational outreach programming that encourages development of personal-finance skills; the center’s efforts have reached more than 25,000 young people. The NFEC is a social enterprise organization dedicated to giving communities the resources they need to empower young people with the knowledge necessary to make financial decisions that will improve their lives.

Center for Financial and Consumer Outreach and Financial EduNation materials and volunteer program trainers are available to assist young people in schools, after-school programs, youth groups, Scouts and other community organizations. To inquire about financial literacy education, contact Jackson at 814-898-6784 or e-mail CFCO@psu.edu.

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