Category: Advocacy

Mission 2030 Guest Post: Sharon Steinke Saw Gaps in Financial Literacy and Knew Things Needed to Change

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Aug 24, 2021
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Advocacy
The following post is one in a series of inspiring stories from NGPF's Gold Standard Challenge Grant Program which incentivizes high schools and districts to commit to ALL students taking personal finance courses before graduation. Learn more, and apply for your $2,500 to $30,000 Gold Standard Challenge Grant before the August 31, 2022 deadline here. About Today's Guest Author Sharon Steinke is an educator at Osseo-Fairchild High School in Osseo, Wisconsin. Their school is...

Mission 2030 Guest Post: Sabrina Benjamin Teaches Students How Financial Decisions Impact Their Future

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Aug 19, 2021
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Advocacy
The following post is one in a series of inspiring stories from NGPF's Gold Standard Challenge Grant Program which incentivizes high schools and districts to commit to ALL students taking personal finance courses before graduation. Learn more, and apply for your $2,500 to $30,000 Gold Standard Challenge Grant before the August 31, 2022 deadline here. About Today's Guest Author Sabrina Benjamin is an educator in the Maine Township High School District 207 in Park Ridge,...

My Classroom: When Students Lead (Part 2)

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Aug 17, 2021
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Podcasts, Advocacy
My Classroom is a short NGPF podcast series devoted to supporting the efforts of teachers. This is the first of a two-part series: When Students Lead. We are giving a handful of students the microphone to tell us what they enjoyed the most about a personal finance class, and what lessons were most important.  These students will also inspire you to take your personal finance class to the next level. They are working so hard to advocate for every high school student in their state to be...

Mission 2030 Guest Post: Renee Nelson Breaks the Cycle of Poverty Through Personal Finance Education

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Aug 17, 2021
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Advocacy
The following post is one in a series of inspiring stories from NGPF's Gold Standard Challenge Grant Program which incentivizes high schools and districts to commit to ALL students taking personal finance courses before graduation. Learn more, and apply for your $2,500 to $30,000 Gold Standard Challenge Grant before the August 31, 2022 deadline here. About Today's Guest Author Renee Nelson is a teacher at KIPP NYC College Prep High School in Bronx, New York. Their school...

Mission 2030 Guest Post: Mary Brouilette Has Community Support to Further Personal Finance Education

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Aug 12, 2021
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Advocacy
The following post is one in a series of inspiring stories from NGPF's Gold Standard Challenge Grant Program which incentivizes high schools and districts to commit to ALL students taking personal finance courses before graduation. Learn more, and apply for your $2,500 to $30,000 Gold Standard Challenge Grant before the August 31, 2022 deadline here. About Today's Guest Author Mary Brouilette is an educator in the Maple Run Unified School District in St Albans, Vermont....

Mission 2030 Guest Post: Amber Krapp's Persistence Pays Off for Personal Finance Requirement

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Aug 10, 2021
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Advocacy
The following post is one in a series of inspiring stories from NGPF's Gold Standard Challenge Grant Program which incentivizes high schools and districts to commit to ALL students taking personal finance courses before graduation. Learn more, and apply for your $2,500 to $30,000 Gold Standard Challenge Grant before the August 31, 2022 deadline here. About Today's Guest Author Amber Krapp is a teacher at Pingree-Buchanan High School in Pingree, North Dakota. Their school is...

Mission 2030 Guest Post: Hilary Donahue Guarantees Students are Independent and Successful Citizens

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Aug 05, 2021
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Advocacy
The following post is one in a series of inspiring stories from NGPF's Gold Standard Challenge Grant Program which incentivizes high schools and districts to commit to ALL students taking personal finance courses before graduation. Learn more, and apply for your $2,500 to $30,000 Gold Standard Challenge Grant before the August 31, 2022 deadline here. About Today's Guest Author Hilary Donahue is an educator at Student Learning Charter School at Pennsbury in Levittown,...

Mission 2030 Guest Post: Mandi Kercher Provides Students with Real-World Experiences through Personal Finance

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Aug 03, 2021
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Advocacy
The following post is one in a series of inspiring stories from NGPF's Gold Standard Challenge Grant Program which incentivizes high schools and districts to commit to ALL students taking personal finance courses before graduation. Learn more, and apply for your $2,500 to $30,000 Gold Standard Challenge Grant before the August 31, 2022 deadline here. About Today's Guest Author Mandi Kercher is an educator at Brandywine Heights High School in Topton, Pennsylvania. Their school...

My Classroom: When Students Lead (Part 1)

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Aug 03, 2021
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Podcasts, Advocacy
My Classroom is a short NGPF podcast series devoted to supporting the efforts of teachers. This is the first of a two-part series: When Students Lead. We are giving a handful of students the microphone to tell us what they enjoyed the most about a personal finance class, and what lessons were most important.  These students will also inspire you to take your personal finance class to the next level. They are working so hard to advocate for every high school student in their state to be...

NGPF Podcast: Three RI High School Students On Advocating for Financial Education

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Jul 30, 2021
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Podcasts, Advocacy
I n this special NGPF Podcast, Yanely interviews three high schoolers from Rhode Island: Lila Somvanshi, Matthew Tactacan & Penelope Tejada. They discuss why they are so passionate about financial education which led them to testify in favor of a bill that would increase access to this essential course. Enjoy hearing from these passionate advocates.   Details: 0:00~1:07 Introduction 1:07~5:16 The three students’ backgrounds 5:16~10:45 The value of personal finance education...

Mission 2030 Guest Post: Donna Rindler knows personal finance will impact students' lives for years to come

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Jul 29, 2021
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Advocacy
The following post is one in a series of inspiring stories from NGPF's Gold Standard Challenge Grant Program which incentivizes high schools and districts to commit to ALL students taking personal finance courses before graduation. Learn more, and apply for your $2,500 to $30,000 Gold Standard Challenge Grant before the August 31, 2022 deadline here. About Today's Guest Author Donna Rindler is an educator at St. Henry Schools in St. Henry, Ohio. Her school is the 135th...

Mission 2030 Guest Post: Jonathon McKenney Gives Students Practical Life Skills Through NGPF

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Jul 27, 2021
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Advocacy
The following post is one in a series of inspiring stories from NGPF's Gold Standard Challenge Grant Program which incentivizes high schools and districts to commit to ALL students taking personal finance courses before graduation. Learn more, and apply for your $2,500 to $30,000 Gold Standard Challenge Grant before the August 31, 2022 deadline here. About Today's Guest Author Jonathon McKenney is an educator at The Sycamore School in Arlington, Virginia. Their school is the...

NGPF FinLit Bill Tracker (updated July 26, 2021)

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Jul 26, 2021
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Advocacy, Personal Finance, Current Events
With many legislative sessions concluded or in recess, not a lot of updates to provide to the NGPF FinLit Bill Tracker.  In case you missed the earlier updates, here were the states that made the most significant progress on increasing access to financial education: Nevada AB19: Among the core academic subjects that must be taught include "Social studies, which includes only the subjects of history, geography, economics , civics, financial literacy and multicultural education..." Rhode...

Mission 2030 Guest Post: Stephanie Esser Changes Curriculum Despite Concerned Board Members

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Jul 22, 2021
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Advocacy
The following post is one in a series of inspiring stories from NGPF's Gold Standard Challenge Grant Program which incentivizes high schools and districts to commit to ALL students taking personal finance courses before graduation. Learn more, and apply for your $2,500 to $30,000 Gold Standard Challenge Grant before the August 31, 2022 deadline here. About Today's Guest Author Stephanie Esser is a phenomenal principal at Lincoln Jr/Sr High School in Alma Center, Wisconsin who...

Mission 2030 Guest Post: Michael Cassidy Makes Personal Finance a Requirement for 8th Graders

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Jul 20, 2021
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Advocacy
The following post is one in a series of inspiring stories from NGPF's Gold Standard Challenge Grant Program which incentivizes high schools and districts to commit to ALL students taking personal finance courses before graduation. Learn more, and apply for your $2,500 to $30,000 Gold Standard Challenge Grant before the August 31, 2022 deadline here. About Today's Guest Author Michael Cassidy is an educator at Mount Horeb High School in Mount Horeb, Wisconsin. Their...