National Endowment for Financial Education� (NEFE)

High School Financial Planning Program� (HSFPP) 


April 2014 - In This Issue:

After 30 years, our materials 

are still available at no cost! 

We want to celebrate our teachers!
Tell us your stories!

 We are collecting success stories, strategies, and innovative ideas from the field! 


This is our 30th anniversary!  To celebrate we would like to collect and celebrate our amazing teachers and champions...YOU!  To participate please complete the  survey to tell us how you, or others in your community, use NEFE tools and strategies to equip teens for financial independence. For example:

  • Are you a blogger who shares personal finance tips? 
  • Is a bank or credit union integrated into your local school? 
  • Did students sing high praises about the Reality Fair that you helped to organize? 
  • Were you energized by an especially successful outcome when you guided students to carefully plan how they will use their "NEFE dollars"? 
  • Have you contributed to advancing financial literacy in your local school district or state?

Your efforts may inspire others to continue or replicate actions that will prepare youth (and their families) for purposeful financial decision making!

Families are talking about personal finance
NEFE-sponsored Harris Poll finds kids initiated over half of family financial conversations
A recent survey, conducted online by Harris Poll on behalf of NEFE and the national Jump$tart Coalition for Financial Literacy, finds that more than three in five families with kids under the age of 18 (62 percent) have talked about money matters within the past week.  In all, 84 percent of families with kids under the age of 18 have had financial discussions, and more than half of those (56 percent) were initiated by kids asking questions about money.  See more about this poll and other NEFE-sponsored Harris Polls in the NEFE pressroom..
Activity suggestions to encourage financial conversations at home:
  • Encourage our learners to engage family members in what is covered in class by assigning "Taking It Home" activities recommended on the last page of most HSFPP lesson plan.  For example:
  • Lesson 2-2 suggests that youth collaborate with caregivers to compare phone provider plans for the "best deal."
  • Lesson 2-4 reinforces contract concepts by guiding teens to write a contract that outlines the rights and responsibilities of using the family cellphone or car.
  • Use NEFE poll questions to survey your learners, and compare their responses with the published results.  Facilitate a discussion to consider the cause and effects related to the polling topic. 
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!
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Place your order online now and tell us when you want your materials delivered. We will schedule delivery for spring, summer, or fall classes. 
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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

To register, or to learn more, visit us online at
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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