Gen i Revolution

CEE announces the winners of our Gen i Revolution Search for the Sweet 16th Contest!

CEE Choice Contest

gen i sweet sixteenth contest logo CEE announces the winners of our Gen i Revolution Search for the Sweet 16th Contest!The winning entry of the CEE Choice Contest was created by a team of five students of M.T. Blount High School in Eight Mile, AL. Allen Merryman, a Career Tech Teacher at M.T. Blount, served as the team’s sponsor.

The team’s Mission topic is the importance of insurance. Their mission looks at the types of risks that a young person may face—such as health concerns or purchasing a car—and explores the possible ways to protect against that risk.

Gen i Revolution’s upcoming sixteenth mission will draw inspiration from this entry. The new mission will teach the important financial literacy concept of protecting and insuring.

Each team member has earned a $50 iTunes Gift Card, the sponsoring teacher has won a $1,000 American Express Gift Certificate for use in the classroom.

Popular Vote Contest

The Popular Vote Contest was won by a five-student team from Peak to Peak Charter School in Lafayette, CO. Peak to Peak math teacher, Bobby Letter, was the team’s sponsor.

The team’s video, Using Credit, demonstrated their Mission topic of properly using forms of credit. The team created their mission to teach the importance of understanding and maintaining the use of credit and determining the best form of credit to use in different scenarios.

Each team member has won a $25 iTunes Gift Card, the sponsoring teacher will receive a $500 American Express Gift Certificate for use in the classroom.

We received incredible submissions and thanks to all entrants for taking the time to create their ideas for Gen i Revolution’s Sweet 16th.

gen i sweet 16th winner video CEE announces the winners of our Gen i Revolution Search for the Sweet 16th Contest!

POSTED: May 2, 2014 | BY: kwilliams | TAGS: , , ,

Saving the Young: A Tale of Financial Literacy

April 19 150x150 Saving the Young: A Tale of Financial LiteracyBy Lihi Yusufov

For 16 years, I have had the privilege of being surrounded by financially literate people. My parents know how to handle their finances, and of course, make sure I do too.  My family carries an entrepreneurial spirit through owning a couple of businesses and starting their own ventures. Because of this, I gained a business perspective when venturing through life. I have worked in various fields and noticed that with every field comes a certain expectation of financial literacy. When I interned at a law office, I realized how pertinent finance was in this industry. Without financial mastery, the business would be incapable of sustaining itself. I became aware of this at an early age in my life. However, I noticed that many Americans still struggle with financial literacy. Read more…

POSTED: April 21, 2014 | BY: Annamarie Cerreta | TAGS: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

CEE In The News: Teaching Financial Literacy to Middle Schoolers

In this article from Edutopia, Brian Page, high school personal finance & economics teacher and CEE Teacher Advisory Chair, highlights resources to help teachers impart  financial literacy lessons to middle school students. 

CEE’s Gen i Revolution game is one featured resource. Page explains it is an opportunity for students to collaborate and think critically to make financial decisions, mirroring skills they will need to master in adult life.   

POSTED: April 9, 2014 | BY: admin | TAGS: , , ,

CEE In The News: Teens Are Stressed Over Money

US News & World Report references a recent study by H&R Block that reveals adults aren’t the only ones worrying about money. The survey of 13- to 17-year-olds shows that teens are worried about future student loan debt, gaining employment and maintain the standard of living from their childhood homes.

The article cites CEE’s 2014 Survey of the States which found that most public school students do not take an economics or personal finance course. Our game, Gen i Revolution was highlighted as a tool to be used to bridge the gap in financial literacy.

POSTED: April 1, 2014 | BY: admin | TAGS: , , , ,

New Survey Findings Show Financial Literacy Lagging in K-12 Public Schools

Council for Economic Education Offers Teacher and Student Resources for Financial Literacy Month

NEW YORK, NY April 1, 2014 – Since 2003, the US has recognized April as Financial Literacy Month, shining a spotlight on the importance of personal finance and economic education. And yet, a new survey from the Council for Economic Education (CEE) reveals slow to no growth in K–12 personal finance and economic education in public schools. According to the Council for Economic Education’s 2014 Survey of the States, a majority of the public school students in the United States still are not exposed to economics or personal finance education despite the lessons of the recent recession. Read more…

POSTED: April 1, 2014 | BY: kwilliams | TAGS: , , , ,

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