Council for Economic Education
Educating Today, Shaping Tomorrow
CEE helps youth gain financial and economic knowledge for life.
Changing the Status Quo
Economic Education Can Transform Lives
With a foundational understanding of personal finance and economics, young people have the tools they need to make informed financial decisions and create a better life, not only for themselves but those around them.
Consider the Facts
Many young people lack the basic financial knowledge and skills to prosper in life.
of Americans have less than $300 in savings
of Millennials demonstrate basic financial literacy
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.
Students reached by CEE programs and teachers
Teachers reached worldwide
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
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.”
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
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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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.
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.
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.
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!
Personal Finance Quiz
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.
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