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Financial Literacy Now: New York

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Council for Economic Education

In the coming years, young people will face unprecedented economic opportunities and challenges.  Will they be ready to meet them head on?  The answer is yes:  provided they understand the “economic way of thinking”.

The Council for Economic Education (CEE) is committed to empowerment and opportunity through economic and financial literacy.  CEE envisions a world in which young people are prepared to make informed and responsible economic and financial choices throughout their lives. It works to achieve this goal by focusing its efforts on teachers, who are the key to students’ success.

The CEE develops and offers teaching resources and training programs for K-12 teachers in standards-based economic and financial education, so they can teach these vital skills to young people.  By giving teachers the tools they need to teach with confidence, millions of K-12 students - nationwide and around the world - will leave school with the knowledge they need to make sound economic and financial decisions later in life.

One recent CEE teacher is Lucia, who took part in a training workshop to help her teach basic financial concepts to her class of at-risk high school students: “I was really impressed with the quality of CEE’s program. I can hardly wait to use what I have learned in my own classroom. Most of my students haven’t had any exposure to good financial skills. The use of hands-on activities are just what they need. I want to do a good job and the CEE has made that much easier!”