ICFE eNEWS #12-03 - February 6th 2012
What Do Teens Know About Money? Find Out With the National Financial Capability Challenge!
We all make financial decisions everyday. For most of us,
though, no one taught us the best way. Students today face a
fast paced, dynamic economy and need a good financial education
to succeed. That's why we are excited to announce the National
Financial Capability Challenge sponsored by the U.S. Department
of the Treasury and the U.S. Department of Education that
runs from March 12 through April 13, 2012. The Challenge is
a free, online series of financial questions for high school
students to test their knowledge of earning, spending, saving,
borrowing, risk protection, and more.
You may sign up now to join the growing number of educators
engaging their students in this challenge. Registration is easy
and free at challenge.treas.gov. As educators, it is critically
important to use this opportunity to help prepare our students
for financial independence!
It's quick. It takes only about 30 minutes to administer the
Challenge online, but the lessons your students will learn
in preparing will last a lifetime.
It's easy. Comprehensive lesson plans and sample questions
are available in the online Educator Toolkit to help you
prepare your students for the Challenge.
It's rewarding. Educators and top-scoring students in each
school will earn personalized award certificates and states
with the highest participation will also be recognized.
Any high school educator can do it. Even if you're not a
math or personal finance educator, you can register so your
students can participate.
The website also provides tools you can use to easily spread
the word about the Challenge, including:
Content you can email to other educators,
A flier with all the details for you to attach to your email
or post in the teachers' lounge,
Content you can submit for publication in your district's
Content you can post on websites, blogs, and other online
Please don't delay! Register today at
challenge.treas.gov. Your students' financial futures depend