What we’ve been doing for youth financial capability

Young people shouldn’t have to repeat financial mistakes made by earlier generations. That’s why we support financial education in K-12 classrooms. This year, we’ve reached some exciting milestones.

To help the public better understand the financial education landscape, we made some recommendations for helping young Americans improve their financial capability. We also shared these during our  national conference on youth financial education and capability.

The conference brought together over 100 public, private, and nonprofit organization leaders from across the country who are dedicated to advancing the financial education of American youth. We discussed:

  • Challenges and opportunities  for integrating personal finance into existing curriculum and offering stand-alone high school personal finance classes
  • Increasing access to high-quality teacher training in financial education
  • Strengthening and expanding school-based financial education efforts  by using online and mobile technology
  • The need for financial education initiatives to help students develop  decision-making and financial skills

Check out our conference summary to learn more about the conference.

We’re committed to helping consumers improve their capability to make sound financial choices by providing innovative tools and information online, including resources like Ask CFPB and Paying for College.

Stay tuned to learn more about what we’re doing next in financial education.

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