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Tools for Teaching Essential Personal Finance Skills and Economic Opportunity

Tools for Teaching Essential Personal Finance Skills and Economic Opportunity
March 22, 2022 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM EDT
1 hour
Grade Level Grades 5-12, Professional Development


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As a result of the pandemic, students are increasingly aware that they aren’t being taught financial literacy in schools. According to CNBC, 45% of teenagers surveyed by Junior Achievement said that education was the TOP way to address economic opportunity, but only 10 states in the U.S. guarantee high school students access to a full semester of personal finance before graduation! In this session, Next Gen Personal Finance (NGPF) will share its most popular games, activities and lessons that can be used with students in grades 5 -12, both virtually and in person, to teach personal finance topics including financial algebra, the history of racism in finance, budgeting, paying for college, careers, investing, managing credit, insurance, taxes and more!

Professional Credit

Available for one-hour of PD credit. A certificate of completion will be available for download at the end of your session that you can submit for your school's or district's approval.

Share My Lesson is now a New York State Education Department-approved provider for Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) requirements and an Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) approved Professional Development provider.

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Educational Organization / Business Professional

Born and raised by Dominican, immigrant parents in Brooklyn, Yanely Espinal is a proud product of NYC public schools. She graduated from Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School in 2007 before going on to receive her bachelor's degree at Brown University in 2011. As a Teach For America corps member, Yanely taught third and fourth grade in Canarsie, Brooklyn. She received her master's degree from Relay Graduate School of Education in 2013. She spends her spare time making YouTube videos about personal finance on her channel, MissBeHelpful. Yanely also serves on the CNBC Financial Wellness Council and works full-time at NGPF as the Director of Educational Outreach.



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3 Reviews
A lot of lessons to share with students.
Many resources to use in the classroom.
Kathryn Fairbanks
March 31, 2022
Great Ideas For Teaching Finance
I wished I would have learned this when I was in high school. I did take some business classes, but they never went into more detail.
March 26, 2022
Great Skills
I haven't used yet
March 25, 2022

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