NGPF Fellows: Personal Finance Student of the Year Award 2019-2020, Edition 7

Jul 21, 2020
NGPF Fellows, Financial Literacy

Each year, NGPF Fellows have the option to award a Personal Finance Student of the Year Award' to a student who has demonstrated outstanding contributions in their personal finance class during the school year. We'll showcase one student each Wednesday, Thursday and Friday right here on the blog throughout the coming summer weeks. 


Students are selected based on the following criteria:

  • Student has taken a personal finance class in the 2019-2020 school year that was taught by the NGPF Fellow who nominated them
  • Student demonstrated outstanding performance in the class based on participation/academic excellence/passion for the subject matter


Congratulations this Wednesday go to:

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Student: Amyah Moore

Teacher: Jason-Lamont Jackson Sr,

School: West Orange High School, West Orange (NJ)

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The value of personal finance is very important and gives you the knowledge you need to know about  gains in your  financial literacy, making smart decisions with your money, helping with creating a comfortable  life, and guiding you  to be independent. I have taken my knowledge and skills to do what I love best, which is to cook and sell food for people who love delicious home-cooked food. I will be attending college in Rhode Island next year in culinary arts and plan to pursue opening my own restaurant one day.”

-Amyah Moore

About the Author

Yanely Espinal

Born and raised by Dominican, immigrant parents in Brooklyn, Yanely 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 loves to dance, sew, paint, listen to podcasts, and babysit her soon-to-be 7 nieces and nephews!