Free financial training offered Feb. 22, 2018

A free financial training is being offered for those working with youth, volunteers and organizations that offer personal financial information.

Michigan State University Extension and Michigan 4-H Youth Development offer many money management opportunities, including working with the National Endowment for Financial Education’s (NEFE) High School Financial Planning Program. Each year, a grant is written to provide free training on using this curriculum. In 2018, a free NEFE High School Financial Planning Program Instructor Training workshop will be held at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 22, in Midland County at the Disability Network Mid-Michigan, 1705 S. Saginaw Rd., Midland, MI 48640. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with morning refreshments.

The workshop is intended for:

  • Teachers responsible for personal finance instruction.
  • Volunteers who co-teach NEFE’s High School Financial Planning Program.
  • Parents or instructors of homeschoolers.
  • Mentors or leaders involved in facilitating personal finance education.

NEFE’s High School Financial Planning Program has improved the financial literacy of millions of students across the country for nearly 30 years. Each workshop offers award-winning, non-commercial curriculum that aligns with state and national standards and provides easy-to-use lesson plans as well as free instructor manuals and workbooks for every student.

At this training, participants will:

  • Be introduced to all program materials.
  • Explore NEFE’s High School Financial Planning Program lessons.
  • Gain confidence in teaching the program.
  • Learn how to add value to student learning.
  • Find out how to get free classroom materials.

Six modules include Spending and Planning; Earning Capability; Financial Services; Borrowing; Saving and Investing; and Insurance. Each of these modules provide hands-on exercises, guides to real life money questions, articles and resources students can relate to, and online tools for students to use.

The NEFE High School Financial Planning Program Instructor Training workshop is free, but you must register so we can make sure there will be enough materials. Materials, morning refreshments and lunch are provided and free to registered attendees.

To register, go to: NEFE High School Financial Planning Program Instructor Training.

For more information regarding youth money management and financial literacy, visit MSU Extension’s Youth Money Management website.

Michigan State University Extension and Michigan 4-H Youth Development help to prepare young people for successful futures. As a result of career exploration and workforce preparation activities, thousands of Michigan youth are better equipped to make important decisions about their professional future, ready to contribute to the workforce and able to take fiscal responsibility in their personal lives.

To learn about the positive impact of Michigan 4-H youth career preparation, money management and entrepreneurship programs, read the 2016 Impact Report: “Preparing Michigan Youth for Future Careers and Employment.”

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