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 35 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.
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
Bowie State University
Central State University
Cheyney University of Pennsylvania
Chicago State University
Clark Atlanta University
Delaware State University
Elizabeth City State University
Florida A&M University
Florida Memorial University
Fort Valley State University
Grambling State University
Harris-Stowe State University
Jackson State University
Johnson C. Smith University
Medgar Evers CUNY
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
Southern University of New Orleans
Tennessee State University
Texas Southern University
University of the District of Columbia
University of Maryland Eastern Shore
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.”
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com or call 703-920-3807.