College Students to Help Lead Peer-to Peer Financial Education Initiative

College Students to Help Lead Peer-to Peer Financial Education Initiative Pilot Program Launches at North Carolina A&T State University

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Alexandria, VA – Imagine an innovative program where college students learn financial literacy skills and then teach their peers knowledge that gives students a foundation to achieve financial success.

A pilot program at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) is being launched to do just that. The Society for Financial Education and Professional Development, Inc. (SFE&PD), with support by Wells Fargo’s Hands on Banking ® program, kicks off its first training at North Carolina A&T State University, Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, in collaboration with the University’s College of Business Administration and Economics.

“We are pleased to initiate the SFE&PD Student Ambassador Program, a student- centered initiative that trains a select group of students on financial literacy and then helps the students to directly educate their peers about how to manage their money wisely,” said Theodore “Ted” Daniels, SFE&PD’s Founder and President.

Student ambassadors will assist with a Credit Management Workshop on Oct. 25th at 5:30 p.m. in Deese Auditorium (Merrick Hall) on the campus of North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro. Over the 2017-2018 academic year, student ambassadors will hold and coordinate financial education events, conduct peer counseling, and develop new programs to reach their peers. Future financial workshop include: banking, savings and investing, risk management (insurance), budgeting, and student loan management.

The program’s goals include: teaching students money management skills that maximize financial resources during college and after graduation. The Oct. 25th workshop is open to the campus community and the public.

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SFE&PD is an award –winning nonprofit organization empowering individuals with the skills to be financially literate by helping people to achieve financial and professional goals. SFE&PD teaches financial education and professional development seminars and workshops to individuals of all ages and backgrounds, and works with universities, nonprofits, corporate groups, and government agencies. For more information, visit www.sfepd.org .

The Hands on Banking ® program is a free non-commercial financial education program offered by Wells Fargo designed to help facilitate financial education programs within communities and organizations. For more information, visit www.handsonbanking.org