Student Ambassador Program

In 2017, SFEPD started the Student Ambassador Program to train college students to teach their peers about financial education. The program targets students at historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) many of whom are first-generation, to help them manage their finances better and build wealth. Currently, SFEPD has Student Ambassador Programs at 25 colleges and universities with more in the pipeline.

SFEPD trains Student Ambassadors in personal finance concepts to enable them to lead and teach engaging classes to fellow students. HBCU business school professors and SFEPD’s financial educators mentor the ambassadors and help them to create innovative workshops and presentations. In this way, the students develop leadership skills and act as champions of financial literacy on their college campuses.

Student Ambassadors coordinate educational events, teach financial classes and develop programs to reach their peers. Financial workshops include saving, investing, banking, budgeting, credit, debt, student loan management, and financial goal-setting. Through this unique learning initiative, college students gain financial knowledge and skills that give them a foundation for economic success.


Program Goals

Infuse financial literacy into college students’ education through peer-to-peer learning

Expand the impact of SFEPD and the brand of our partners as stakeholders

Establish lasting financial literacy programs on HBCU campuses

Empower students to make smart financial decisions

Increase college & university retention/graduation rates

Reduce student loan defaults

Change the financial behavior of young people and communities at large


Participating Colleges & Universities

Alabama A&M University
Alabama State University
Benedict College
Bennett College
Bowie State University
Central State University
Chicago State University
Clark Atlanta University
Elizabeth City State University
Florida A&M University
Florida Memorial University
Fort Valley State University

Grambling State University
Hampton University
Harris-Stowe State University
Howard University
Jackson State University
Johnson C. Smith University
Medgar Evers CUNY
Miles College
Morgan State University
North Carolina A&T State University
North Carolina Central University
Prairie View A&M University

South Carolina State University
Southern University and A&M College
Stillman College
Southern University of New Orleans
Tennessee State University
Texas Southern University
Tuskegee University
University of the District of Columbia
Virginia State University
Winston-Salem State University
Xavier University of Louisiana

“In today’s society, financial literacy is one of the most important tools to have in your arsenal. SFEPD is supplying people of ages with knowledge of financial literacy to help individuals prepare themselves for the real world.

Corey Moore

Alumni Student Ambassador,
North Carolina A&T State University


Interested in Partnering with SFEPD?

As recognition of our engaging student-centered project grows, universities continue to contact us to start a Student Ambassador Program at their schools. If you would like to establish a program at your college or university, please email us at studentambassadors@sfepd.org or call 703-920-3807.

We appreciate the generous support of corporate sponsors and donors who fund the Student Ambassador Program that enables HBCU students to gain useful financial skills that can last a lifetime. If you are interested in funding the SFEPD Student Ambassadors Program, please email us at studentambassadors@sfepd.org or call 703-920-3807.


Student Ambassador Program Testimonials:

“The Student Ambassador Program has truly inspired a new generation of financial education leaders on campus and in the community.”

Dr. Sherman Pittman

Oversight Professor, Southern University and A&M College

“Thank you for providing this amazing opportunity to learn and help my fellow college students become financially literate!

Jamaal Jude

Student Ambassador, Alabama A & M University

“I appreciate everything SFEPD has done for me and my fellow classmates. I hope to continue to learn from you and join calls to be an advocate for youth.

Jetnya Simmons

Student Ambassador, Jackson State University

“SFEPD has had a profound impact on my life! Financial literacy is a big difference-maker in life and it ties to everything. It doesn’t stop here! I’ll continue learning about finances and educating others as I go.

Tyrone Brunson

Student Ambassador, South Carolina State University

“Thank you for giving me the opportunity to expand my skills and learn through the Student Ambassador Program and to help others with achieving their financial goals. As a result, I feel confident and empowered. I look forward to putting my knowledge into action and I hope I will make you proud!

Anja Marjanovic

Student Ambassador, Florida Memorial University