Welcome to Next Gen Personal Finance's February 2015 Newsletter
Next Gen Personal Finance (NGPF) is a non-profit organization that believes all young people deserve a free, quality education to develop their financial capability.
We recently received feedback from educators that you wanted ways to extend student learning and engagement in the classroom. We listened and are excited to announce theNGPF Activity Bank (click on Finance Activities on left side to find our 40+ activities). These 15-30 minute interactive activities will teach your students how to pick a checking account, create savings goals, understand the difference between a college's sticker price and "net price."
We continue to add to our FREE Lesson Library (70+ lessons and growing) and the NGPF Blog, updated daily, provides you with case studies, questions of the day, and current event ideas and is updated daily.
Please send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and let me know how we can help provide you with the resources you need to succeed in the classroom.
NGPF New Product Feature: The Activity Bank Check out our latest product innovation to engage your students with interactive, reality-based activities. Your students will learn to calculate, research, compare, debate, role play and create within these activities.
Popular NGPF Lessons At Next Gen Personal Finance, we find and curate engaging videos, articles, activities and performance tasks and package them into full lessons. These lessons provide your students with both the practical knowledge and application to develop their financial capability. Looking back at 2014, here were the top lessons:
What's the Catch?: Creating Savvy Consumers We have to create savvy consumers to navigate the minefield called the financial services industry. Our What's the Catch? posts provide students with opportunities to develop their financial savvy:
Video Resources You know students love videos but you also know finding great video resources can take time. At NGPF, we spend hundreds of hours looking for resources so you don't have to. Here are a few video (and one audio) resources that we uncovered the past month that we thought your students would enjoy:
Chart of the Month: How Does The Average Household Spend Their Money?
Community Activity Next Gen Personal Finance actively supports the financial literacy community through workshops, conference sponsorships and volunteer teaching. We are based in the Bay Area but travel constantly so e-mail me at email@example.com if you are interested in discussing a speaking or sponsorship opportunity.
October 18, 2014: FBLA Conference (Santa Clara, CA) - NGPF provided a workshop for FBLA Advisors and students
November 8-10, 2014: Jump$tart Conference (Los Angeles, CA) - NGPF participated as an exhibitor
November 15, 2014: CBEA State Conference (Monterrey, CA) - NGPF exhibited and conducted a workshop for personal finance educators
November 19-21, 2014: AFCPE (Bellevue, WA) - Exhibitor
December 9-12, 2014: Pilot at Palo Alto High School (Palo Alto, CA)
January 21-23, 2015: Collaboration with Harvard University Winter Session Personal Finance Course (Cambridge, MA)
January-March, 2015: Pilot at Eastside Prep (East Palo Alto, CA)
February 24, 2015: Common Ground Speaker Series and Educator Workshop (Princeton, NJ)
February 28, 2015: FBLA Bay Section Conference (Daly City, CA)
April 10, 2015: FBLA California State Conference (Santa Clara, CA)