October 22, 2014

Federal Reserve organizes second Financial Education Day

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The Federal Reserve Board and Reserve Banks organized more than two dozen events for high school students and teachers across the country on Wednesday as part of the second Federal Reserve Financial Education Day. In the Washington, D.C., area, staff from the Board conducted workshops at four high schools where students learned about personal budgeting, responsible borrowing, and financing post-secondary education. The events highlighted personal finance skills as an essential element for college and career readiness among young people.

"Equipping students with the tools they need to evaluate their options for life after high school helps them make wise choices about investing in education and planning for the future," said Sheila Clark, the Program Director for Diversity and Inclusion at the Board. "Whether a new graduate chooses to pursue college, technical training, a new job, or a combination of those, it's beneficial both for their own personal well-being, and for the health of our economy, for students to have information about how to achieve their financial and professional goals."

Federal Reserve Financial Education Day events drew from lesson plans and resources offered by Reserve Banks that teach about topics including earning income, investing in education, saving and budgeting, use of credit, and financial institutions and services. Resources are free, ready for use in classrooms, and available at www.federalreserveeducation.org.

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Last Update: October 22, 2014