May 2015 - In This Issue:

Welcome to our monthly newsletter! 

Each edition provides HSFPP program updates and news for our instructors and advocates. 

Why Print When Ordering is Free and Easy?
Let NEFE Cover Your Curriculum Costs


All HSFPP curriculum components can be downloaded online, but did you know that you also can order printed materials and have them shipped directly to your school or organization for FREE? NEFE covers all of the costs to print, ship and deliver your materials! 

It's easy to place an order. Just log in as a teacher or sponsor, click on "Get Materials" then click the "Order" button. You then can choose the quantity of each item, and schedule when you would like your materials delivered. We will schedule delivery for spring, summer or fall classes as requested. 


Materials Available to Order

Each of the six HSFPP modules has a separate student guide. Instructors can order each student guide for every student or just the guides that will be covered in the class or workshop. Learners can keep the student guides to reference later. Each semester, instructors are encouraged to order new copies for incoming students at no cost. 

Online is the only place to find all of HSFPP's instructional materials, but teachers can order an Instructor Pack to get started.  

The pack includes:
  • Teacher lesson plans
  • Student learning plans
  • Complete set of six student guides
  • Color-coded 3-ring binder dividers for each module

Teachers can add specific lesson materials and activities from the website to personalize their binder. 

Present your learners with Certificates of Participation, whether they have completed a one-hour HSFPP workshop or a full semester of personal finance using HSFPP materials. From the website you can download the editable .PDF version to use immediately or order a batch of paper copies.


Specify on the certificate what the learners have accomplished during the learning experience, by topic and by level of achievement.

The HSFPP Information Kit is a promotional package of materials that describes our program. The kit can be used as a tool to introduce the program at your school. If you are already using the HSFPP, you probably do not need this kit.


The Information Kit includes an informational flyer and one sample Student Guide.



A Community for Young People Entering the Real World
On Your Own New Social Media Outlets

The community is a place for young adults on varying life paths to participate in a dialogue about how money affects their lives - whether they plan to pursue higher education, take a gap year or enter the workforce right after graduation. 


Encourage transitioning teens to to like On Your Own on Like us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram View on Instagram  and visit the full website for informational articles, Ask the Expert columns and a wealth of diverse stories from young people just like them. 


Youth can use the Quick Tags to easily find topics ranging from credit and debt, housing and transportation choices, money in relationships, work benefits and much more.




Instragram: @onyourown_

CashCourse Builds Financial Capability
Refer Teens Transitioning to College to NEFE's CashCourse

Help your students continue to learn personal finance skills beyond high school with CashCourse, NEFE's online financial literacy program for college and university students. 


Direct students to, where they can sign up for a free account. Students sign up with their email address, name and expected college. If college is not part of your student's plan, then they can select "School Not Listed." 


CashCourse will give your students access to information about debt management, budgeting, big purchases, job tips and more.



NEW March NEFE Content 

Instructors can use content from NEFE's Smart About Money and On Your Own websites to engage students in discussion. New content relevant to teens and educators is posted frequently on our Facebook.


On Your Own


10 Minutes with a Grateful Rising Star

Despite growing up poor and moving around to 15 different households as a child, Tim Alexander, a student at Cal State-Fullerton, managed to use his hardships to create a successful financial literacy musical based on the Broadway show RENT.


Risky Business: How I Started Investing in the Stock Market

Ryyan Chacra shares his story of getting into the stock market after his first year of college.


Ryyan's post includes a new graphic for the investing beginner: What Are Stocks?


Smart About Money


Happy Financial Literacy Month!

In celebration of Financial Literacy Month, we added an article on SAM highlighting our current consumer sites. If you want to learn more about everything we do here at NEFE, check it out - it's pretty impressive!


Upcoming Trainings and Events

At you can find face-to-face   training events  in your state.  

You also can register for a live 45-minute  informational webinar   that fits into your schedule. The webinar previews HSFPP's learning outcomes, format and materials, and gives you the steps to immediately start teaching.  On the registration page simply choose the date that works for you.  Dates for summer sessions will be added later in May. 
More NEFE Resources for Educators

CashCourse® - online materials for college students - scripts and materials to teach adult financial education

Evaluation Toolkit® - databank of questions to measure impact - young adult blog about financial lessons learned - confessions of bad spending habits - consumer finance tips and tools


Contact Us

National Endowment for Financial Education

1331 - 17 Street, Suite 1200

Denver, CO  80202


To register or learn more visit us online at 

The High School Financial Planning Program (HSFPP) is the flagship program of the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE®). NEFE is the leading private nonprofit, noncommercial foundation dedicated to inspiring empowered financial decision-making for individuals and families through every stage of life.

HSFPP equips teens with fundamental personal finance skills to prepare them for financial independence and mindful money management decisions and behaviors. Since 1984, NEFE's award-winning HSFPP has reached more than 11.5 million students in more than 110,000 classrooms and workshops across the country.

Learn more about the complete suite of NEFE's free consumer and educator resources at