National Endowment for Financial Education� (NEFE)

High School Financial Planning Program� (HSFPP) 


May 2014 - In This Issue:

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

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INspiring stories from our INnovative INstructors


Thank you to all of our HSFPP community members who submitted their stories in response to our April Newsletter! Your creativity and dedication to your students inspired us.


This month we wanted to share three of the stories from our many amazing "IN" users to share the INspiration. Would you like to be featured in next month's newsletter?  Share your INnovative or INspirational story!

Connie Lambert, Teacher

Alcorn Central High School, Glen, Mississippi


"My students completed the activities from NEFE, and then participated in a budgeting simulation 'Reality Check.' Participants were given a hypothetical family situation with a monthly income and were then required to make spending decisions related to housing, transportation, groceries, clothing, medical care, entertainment, savings and other expenses.  If an individual ran out of money, he/she would have to choose less expensive options or get a second job."


Marc Renta, Teacher
Yokota High School (Department of Defense), Yokota Air Base, Japan


"For the third quarter, we used the HSFPP in conjunction with the USA Federal Credit Union (on base) to instruct/empower our students in areas such as budgeting, check-writing, and setting life-skills S.M.A.R.T. goals. We are following it up in the 4th quarter with the students researching the NEFE website and having them (the students) teach specific areas from the seven units; this is in line with 21st Century Learning where the teacher (me) is more of a facilitator, and the students are learning by teaching their peers with (my) supervision. 


"It's been an amazing experience and has had the great 'side effect' of implementing differentiated instruction-learning practices. Students have taught using PowerPoint presentations, poster contests, using the Monopoly Board game (as an activity). Finally, we had the students develop a financial presentation rubric which is being used as an exemplar for an upcoming 2014-2015 AdvancED exemplar in October 2014." 


Lynne McCollister
Clay-Chalkville High School, Pinson, Alabama


"Parents have requested that I share any 'spare' materials because they recognize the information. This tells me that there is a need to educate the students and community."
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Student Participation Certificates
Easy to personalize for each of your students!

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:

  • Started: Just got started learning basic terms and concepts
  • Practicing: Was guided to practice a few of the fundamental procedures and strategies
  • Applied: Successfully applied what was learned to real-world situations.  


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Upcoming Trainings and Events

Find live face-to-face training events in your state. You can also register for informational webinars that fit into your schedule. 
Can't find training in your state?  Let us know and we will help you get in touch with your local network representative!
More NEFE Resources for Educators - scripts and materials for 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

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NEFE's High School Financial Planning Program equips teens with fundamental personal finance skills to prepare them for financial independence and mindful money management decisions and behaviors.


The National Endowment for Financial Education� (NEFE�) is the leading private nonprofit, noncommercial foundation dedicated to inspiring empowered financial decision-making for individuals and families through every stage of life. Since 1984, NEFE's award-winning High School Financial Planning Program (HSFPP�) has reached more than 8 million students in more than 95,000 classrooms across the country. Learn more the complete suite of NEFE's free consumer and educator resources at

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