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Equipping Youth to Navigate Finances in Their Everyday Lives: A Fresh Approach to Financial Literacy
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Financial literacy programs abound these days, but most of them take the same approach—calculations, percentages, financial facts, what you should not buy, the dangers lurking within credits cards.

It’s enough to scare young people away, or bore them to sleep.

This webinar introduces a different approach—teaching youth about the emotional side of money, how to build personal confidence in using money, and how to stimulate positive dialogue within families about financial decisions.

The concepts presented give educators new tools to move beyond a focus on the checkbook to an emphasis on becoming comfortable, confident, and competent in using money in our everyday lives.

Learn about a unique, family-focused, free curriculum (Grades 3-12) that makes it easy to understand, talk about, and manage money. Register now for this AAFCS educational webinar (1.5 PDUs): 

Equipping Youth to Navigate Finances in Their Everyday Lives: A Fresh Approach to Financial Literacy

Presented by Eugene C. Roehlkepartain, PhD

Archived Recording:  90-minute program

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$35 for AAFCS members ($50 for non-members)

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Money is about much more than numbers.  An entire dimension often is missed in our quest to develop money management skills in youth—the emotional side.  How we feel about money, the values we hold, the dreams we have.

By understanding what drives our money choices and increasing our skills in having these conversations within our families, we have a better chance of being successful in balancing the checkbook… and achieving our dreams.

In just 90 minutes, you will discover: 

  • Positive, empowering, and practical strategies for addressing money issues
  • How to access the flexible Bank It curriculum that incorporates Jump$tart standards
  • What the research shows about the link between healthy development and financial literacy
  • Exercises, activities, conversation starters for all ages on how to make decisions with money
  • Ready-to-go lesson plans that can be downloaded for free
  • Trusted sources for consumers and educators to find information

Behavioral economics meets FCS

The field of behavioral economics is gaining a foothold among educators who are seeking alternative ways to make it easier to understand money and the underlying behavior, values, and priorities that come into play with almost every spending decision.

Coupled with the family and consumer sciences perspectives on improving the lives of individuals, families, and communities, this webinar offers an entirely new path to achieving competency and financial well being:

  • How to use money to reflect your values and priorities and
  • How to build a comfort level with money and use it as a tool for paying for your dreams and goals….not just for financial transactions.

Register now and learn how to break through the fears and the math anxiety that surround today’s typical financial literacy programs.

The world is becoming increasingly complex and individuals are being asked to take personal responsibility for more and more of their own finances….from student loans to retirement planning.  Traditional financial knowledge and facts will always be necessary, but without a genuine comfort level with money and the ability to discuss it with ease, young people will continue to be scared away.

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About the Presenter:

Gene photoEugene C. Roehlkepartain, PhD, is Acting President and CEO of Search Institute, a nonprofit organization dedicated to discovering what kids need to succeed in their families, schools, and communities. He leads the development of Bank It, an online financial literacy resource for youth and families that was developed by Search Institute and Capital One. He is currently completed his doctorate at the University of Minnesota in Education: Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on Families, Youth, and communities.




Who should register? Classroom teachers (grades 3 – 12) responsible for financial literacy education, community education leaders, and more!

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