Council for Economic Education

Educating Today, Shaping Tomorrow

CEE helps youth gain financial and economic knowledge for life.

Consider the Facts

Many young people lack the basic financial knowledge and skills to prosper in life.

40%

of Americans have less than $300 in savings

24%

of Millennials demonstrate basic financial literacy

50%

of America’s youth will earn less than their parents

Consider the Facts

Like you, the Council for Economic Education cares about equipping students with the knowledge they need to improve their futures.

2 Million+

Students reached by CEE programs and teachers

Over 50,000

Teachers reached worldwide

1,000+

Lessons, guides & activities for teachers

“If we could do one thing to change the trajectory of the next generation, it would be to help them become fluent in basic financial and economic principles.” 

Andrew Ross Sorkin

Andrew Ross Sorkin

Founder of DealBook and Financial Columnist for The New York Times and CNBC Co-Anchor of “Squawk Box”

“In my view, it is critically important to have financial literacy in school…This is how we learn any other topic—history, math, science. We start early and as simple as possible and build upon it.” 

Annamaria Lusardi

Annamaria Lusardi

Academic Director of the Global Financial Literacy Excellence Center at George Washington University and CEE Board Member

“Educating the youth of our nation is vital to prepare them for the roles they will step into in the future—as leaders, teachers, parents, and citizens. An understanding of finance and economic principles provides a foundation on which they can grow through high school, college, and beyond.” 

Frank Bisignano Chairman

Chairman, President and CEO, Fiserv

Results

Financial and Economic Education Programs Make a Difference

The Council for Economic Education’s programs and trainings help youth:

  • Improve their financial futures
  • Make informed decisions
  • Prepare for careers or post-secondary education
  • Understand the economic impact of real-world events

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For Teachers

Supporting teachers to transform lives.

We help K-12 teachers make a lasting impact on their students by providing free classroom resources and professional development for teaching economics and personal finance. Through our outstanding lessons, teachers gain the knowledge and confidence to offer their students the tools and thinking skills to create richer lives.

For Students

Building strong financial futures and economic knowledge.

CEE provides young people the tools to understand the world through the lens of economics and personal finance, helping them make informed decisions and navigate real-world events. We teach these life skills through classes and workshops and student competitions.

For Families

Helping families equip kids to understand the financial world.

Making finance fun is a great way to build connections—and help the next generation become financially literate. Our at-home games, activities, and worksheets make it easy to build knowledge.

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The Latest Research

2022 Survey of the States

A biennial study that gives a comprehensive look at the state of K-12 economic and financial education in the United States.

Test Your Knowledge

Take the Economics or Personal Finance Quiz to evaluate your knowledge. See how you compare to other quiz takers!

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Economics Quiz

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Personal Finance Quiz

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Giving Back

Your Support Can Help Transform Lives

Contact our Development Team to learn how you can support programs that align with your goals—and create a generation of financially literate youth.

Worth Noting

CEE News

Economics Video Contest for Students

Give your students the chance to think about the many cool and interesting ways economics is part of their lives while showing off their economics smarts and creativity in CEE’s student video contest!

CEE Events

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Advocacy

A New Coalition Dedicated to Improving Access to…

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