Schools In the News: Board member extols virtues of personal finance and feature story on NGPF Fellow

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Sep 26, 2018
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Schools In News
  • Columbus School District (WI) Board member, Mary Arnold, had this to say about the local high school's personal finance course: “My daughter graduated last spring and she said the financial literacy course was very valuable,” said Board Member Mary Arnold. “It was one of the most helpful classes she took. I hope all the kids have access to that.” (Wisconsin News)
  • NGPF Fellow, Brenda Martin Lee, recognized for her participation in the NGPF Summer Institute. Here is how she described it: "“The training was really centered around what your goals are as an educator for personal finance,” Martin-Lee said. “It gets you thinking outside the box.” {Burlington County Times)
  • Hip-hop recording artist Dee-1 traveling around the country with the goal of reaching 10,000 high school students over the next year (KALB.com)
  • On the NGPF front, Yanely Espinal will be providing engaging workshops for students and teachers in the New York City region (NGPF Press release). Reach out to her directly at yanely@ngpf.org if you would like her to visit your school. 
  • Hillsdale High School (MI) teacher, Mindy Eggleston, received $20,000 grant to support a financial literacy course that had been approved by the board earlier this year (Hillsdale Daily News)

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Tim Ranzetta

Tim's saving habits started at seven when a neighbor with a broken hip gave him a dog walking job. Her recovery, which took almost a year, resulted in Tim getting to know the bank tellers quite well (and accumulating a savings account balance of over $300!). His recent entrepreneurial adventures have included driving a shredding truck, analyzing executive compensation packages for Fortune 500 companies and helping families make better college financing decisions. After volunteering in 2010 to create and teach a personal finance program at Eastside College Prep in East Palo Alto, Tim saw firsthand the impact of an engaging and activity-based curriculum, which inspired him to start a new non-profit, Next Gen Personal Finance.