SFEPD Awarded Scholarship from AFCPE for Professional Development of HBCU Students
SFEPD’s Student Ambassadors taking Money Management Essentials Course and the AFC® Exam
Alexandria, VA. – January 28, 2021 – The Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education (AFCPE) Strategic Impact Fund has awarded over $13,000 to the Society for Financial Education and Professional Development, Inc. (SFE&PD) to fund the Money Management Essentials course and the AFC® (Accredited Financial Counselor®) exam for students at historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) who participate in SFE&PD’s Student Ambassador Program.
In 2017, SFE&PD started the Student Ambassador Program to train college students to teach their peers about financial education. The program is student-centered with the goal of increasing the financial knowledge and skills of college students, many of whom are first-generation students. The program is nationwide and on the campuses of 22 HBCUs.
The scholarship provides for 25 Student Ambassadors to take the Money Management Essentials course, an online course administered by AFCPE. Upon completion of the Money Management Essentials course, Student Ambassadors will receive a certificate, which will give them the opportunity to take the next step to become AFCPE certified financial counselors. The funding also provides for 5 college students to take the AFC® exam, which will put students on the path to becoming certified financial advisors.
“We are grateful to AFCPE for supporting our Student Ambassador Program because the course and AFC® exam allow them to enhance their financial and professional skills,” said Ted Daniels, SFE&PD’s Founder and President. “AFCPE’s investment in HBCU college students gives our students the opportunity to reach their financial goals and prepares them for successful careers. The additional financial training adds value to our financial education curriculum.”
One of SFE&PD’s Student Ambassadors studying at Howard University in Washington, D.C. said he appreciates the opportunity to take the Money Management Essentials course.
“I’m learning a lot in the Money Management Essentials course, but most importantly, I recognize how vital it is to have a solid understanding of fundamental financial situations,” said Evan Johnson, an Information Systems major at Howard University. “I am able to develop my financial knowledge and skills by participating in this training, which not only supports me in my future career but my life as well. I intend to share the important information I learned from the course with others in my community, which is why I joined the SFE&PD’s Student Ambassador Program.”
About The Society for Financial Education and Professional Development
For more than 23 years, SFE&PD, based in the Washington, D.C. area, has served as an award-winning financial literacy and professional development nonprofit teaching financial skills to people of all ages and backgrounds with a focus on underserved communities and HBCU college students. SFE&PD is led by President and Founder Ted Daniels, a leader in the global financial literacy movement. Learn more at www.sfepd.org. Connect with SFE&PD on social media: Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube.
Ginie Lynch for SFE&PD