The U.S. Department of the Treasury wants to hear what students in grades K – 12 and their families are saving for. The Ready.Save.Grow. “Save Out Loud” Photo and Video Contest encourages students to share their savings stories for a chance to win a virtual classroom visit from Treasurer of the United States Rosie Rios! Read more…
CEE asked our nation’s K-12 students for their best advice to the next President in our video contest “What should the next President do to improve the economy?”
We received hundreds of videos from across the country, and posted them on our Facebook page for our fans to vote for their favorite.
Congratulations to the Popular Vote Winner:
School: Bergen County Technical High School, Teterboro, NJ
Teacher: Bruce Miller
CEE’s panel of esteemed economists chose their favorite videos, and we have three winners.
Congratulations to our Economists’ Choice Winners:
School: East Coweta High School, Sharpsburg, GA
Teacher: Cynthia C. Bennett
School: Colts Neck High School, Colts Neck, NJ
Teacher: Lana Inacio
School: North Caroline High School, Ridgely, MD
Teacher: Suzanne Throckmorton
Thanks to all of the students, teachers, parents and friends who created videos, entered the contest and supported your favorite ideas. You can view all of the video submissions here.
CEE has partnered with ING DIRECT Kids Foundation to pilot and release a personal finance after-school program, Never Too Young: Personal Finance for Young Learners, for elementary school students focusing on effective decision-making and the development of crucial life skills.
This financial literacy program, a complete curriculum designed specifically for after school/out of school, is structured as 12 units to be taught over the course of two to four months. The program will help young students understand concepts such as the basics of banking and credit, the cost to run a family and the importance of cost-benefit analysis in making purchases.
First piloted in Wilmington, DE and St. Cloud, MN, in conjunction with the Delaware Council on Economic Education, the St. Cloud State University Center for Economic Education and the Boy Scouts of America, this financial literacy program can be brought directly to other communities throughout the United States.
Watch the video trailer of the program:
Watch the video of the pilot program to learn how to implement Never Too Young in your community.
Download the lesson manual
With elections just a few weeks away, the race for the Presidency couldn’t be any tighter—and the economy may very well be the deciding factor. We’ve heard what the candidates have to say, but perhaps we could learn a thing or two from the next generation of voters. CEE gave students a chance to weigh in on the economy, holding a Facebook video contest asking K-12 students, “What Should the Next President Do to Improve the Economy?”
We received submissions from classrooms all over the country presenting their best ideas in a minute or less. At least one winner will receive the “Economists’ Choice” award, determined by a panel of prominent economists; and it’s up to our Facebook fans to choose the “Viewers’ Choice” recipient. Prizes include $25 iTunes gift cards for student(s) with the winning video and a $500 American Express gift card for their teacher and classroom.
Here are some ideas to take advantage of these insightful videos:
• Host “viewing parties” to watch and discuss several different submissions
• Run a school assembly to present your videos to schoolmates
Thanks to all of the teachers and students who entered. You used this contest as an opportunity to discuss the importance of the economy, and the role it plays this election season.
VOTE for your favorite video once each day until Tuesday, October 23, 3:00pm EST.