Financial Capability Challenge
The National Financial Capability Challenge encourages teachers to incorporate financial education into their classrooms and engage students in learning about personal finance.
All high school teachers and other educators working with U.S. high school age students (ages 13-19) are encouraged to register for the Challenge, download the Educator Toolkit, prepare their students, and administer the online exam. Educators who have been teaching students about personal finance for years as well as those who never have before are urged to join this national initiative.
The Challenge, which is conducted by the Department of the Treasury in partnership with the Department of Education, offers high school students all over the country the opportunity to test their financial smarts. By participating in the Challenge, students encounter and test their knowledge of these personal finance concepts before they face actual financial decisions. The transition from high school to college is a teachable moment for personal finance, as topics take on real life relevancy.
High school teachers in any subject area are encouraged to participate to help prepare their students for future financial independence. The easy-to-use educator toolkit provides lesson plans focusing on the core concepts of spending, saving, borrowing, and protecting against risk.
On March 12, 2012, the Financial Capability Challenge kicks off, and it will run through April 13, 2012.
Learn more at National Financial Capability Challenge.