WHAT WE DO:
The mission of the Council for Economic Education is two-fold: To advocate for better and greater school-based economic and personal finance education at the K-12 level; and, to educate young people in the United States and around the world, primarily through well-prepared teachers, so they may become empowered with economic and financial literacy.
The Council for Economic Education (http://afsa.informz.net/Admin31/mailings/www.councilforeconed.org) offers K-12 economic and personal finance education programs, including the basics of entrepreneurship, consisting of teaching resources across the curriculum, professional development for teachers, and nationally-normed assessment instruments.
Each year, the Council's programs reach more than 150,000 K-12 teachers and more than 15 million students in the United States and in more than 30 other countries. These programs are delivered through a diversified system: directly from the Council, through a network of affiliated state Councils and university-based Centers for Economic Education, and through other partner organizations.
The Council for Economic Education believes that financial literacy is best achieved through the teaching of sound economic and decision-making skills.
WHAT WE OFFER:
The Council for Economic Education offers curriculum materials for teaching K-12 economics, personal finance, and entrepreneurship, as well as professional development for K-12 teachers.
Visit our Web site (http://www.councilforeconed.org/) to learn more about our programs and professional development services, explore our online Catalog, use our collection of free on-line lessons, join our mailing list, request printed brochures, or view contact information for local Council for Economic Education affiliated state councils and university-based centers for economic education in your area.
"Gen i Revolution" is an online game developed to teach personal finance skills to middle and high school students, and sponsored by the FINRA Foundation.
Working with Mission leader Monique–and their teachers, of course!–students undertake 15 daring Missions to fight the "Murktide," an insidious lack of personal finance knowledge. Students join the Gen i Revolution, strategically select their Operatives, and earn points as they work to complete each Mission.
Middle and high school teachers join the Gen i Revolution, and assign their students to teams at http://www.genirevolution.org/join.php .
You can follow the Revolution on Twitter at http://twitter.com/genirevolution, where you'll see schools join the Revolution, as well as see top scores as students complete their Missions. And don't forget to follow Mission leader Monique on Facebook, where she shares tips and insider secrets for securing a top score on each
Gen i Revolution was made possible by a generous grant by the FINRA Investor Education Foundation and is based on the CEE's popular finance materials, Learning, Earning and Investing® (LEI), CEE's popular finance materials designed to teach important personal finance and investing concepts. The game is incorporated into classrooms in conjunction with LEI and 'Your Credit Counts" to enhance teachers' investor education programs.
Troy D. White, Senior Director of Sales and Marketing
Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy