Helping Close the Financial Literacy Gap
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SFE&PD is a financial literacy and professional development organization that believes financial knowledge and professional expertise contribute to a stronger economy and society.
SFE&PD 2020-2021 Student Ambassador Highlights
Don’t miss SFE&PD’s short video that highlights the accomplishments of our SFE&PD Student Ambassadors during the 2020-2021 academic year! This year may have been virtual, but we were still engaging with our students, colleges and universities, and community members via Zoom. Thank you to everyone – from sponsors to HBCU Oversight Professors to speakers and our board – who contributed to making our Student Ambassador Program successful! We can’t wait for this fall when SFE&PD takes our unique peer-to-peer financial literacy program to nearly 20 HBCUs campuses.
We are pleased to share the Wells Fargo Stories article about rock stars in the SFE&PD Student Ambassadors Program, our peer-to-peer financial literacy initiative flourishing at HBCUs nationwide!
Learn how Brandi McLean, a Bowie State University graduate; Corey Moore, a North Carolina A&T State University graduate; and Trivia Edwards, a Jackson State graduate, are paying it forward. These young leaders are making their mark by using the knowledge they learned in the Student Ambassador Program to help increase financial capacity among their peers.
Click on the link to read the full article and learn how empowering students with personal finance skills contributes to their financial stability and success after college.
SFE&PD is pleased to announce that two of our very own Student Ambassadors taught innovative financial literacy video lessons for the U.S. Department of State. These lessons for young adults are being broadcast globally through the U.S. Department of State’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Network. Check out the links below to watch the videos on “Budgeting for Your Future” and “Investing, Credit and Debt Management!” Learn more about Yulianna Charris and Theophilus Tagoe in a Q&A interview where our students discuss their experiences as ambassadors and their financial expertise with their peers! READ MORE …
Dear Colleagues and Friends,
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, SFE&PD will be conducting its financial literacy work through distance learning platforms, webinars and video conferences. SFE&PD, like many others in the U.S. workforce, will now work remotely by telephone, emails and conference calls. We will also post and share useful information on our website and social media.
This is an uncertain time for all, and it offers a unique challenge for those of us in the financial education field who collaborate on teaching Americans how to use their financial resources wisely. We at SFE&PD will stay in close contact as we find innovative ways to continue do our important work in financial education and help others mitigate their financial risks in the wake of this global pandemic crisis.
These are unprecedented times. We are honored to work daily with a great community of professionals – financial experts and educators in the public and private sector – to serve individuals and college students. We wish you the best and we will get through this together. For additional financial tips go here.
President and Founder
Thanks to our partnership with the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE), 20 SFE&PD Student Ambassadors completed an online 10-hour Money Management Essentials course administered by the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education (AFCPE). Armed with this new credential, our Ambassadors have a firm foundation to teach others on campus and in communities and take the next step to become AFCPE certified financial counselors. Pictured below are the Student Ambassadors who received their certification badges for completing the course. Congratulations to our students!
SFE&PD Cited in Two Top Financial Literacy Education Reports: