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Council for Economic Education

Joined in June 2008

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The Council for Economic Education’s (CEE’s) mission is to equip K-12 students with the tools and knowledge of personal finance and economics so that they can make better decisions for themselves, their families, and their communities.

 

We carry out our mission by providing resources and training to K-12 educators and have done so for over 70 years. Nearly two-thirds of the teachers we reach in-person are in low to moderate income schools. All resources and programs are developed by educators and delivered by our nearly 200 affiliates across the country in every state. We reach over 50,000 teachers a year through in-person professional development and those teachers, in turn, reach approximately 5 million students throughout the country. Our growing virtual educator programs will reach over 10,000 educators this year. EconEdLink (EEL), our free online educator gateway for economic and personal finance lessons and resources for educators, attracts more than 800,000 unique visitors per year. Our student facing programs, Invest in Girls, the National Personal Finance Challenge and the National Economics Challenge together reached over 30,000 high school students in 2019 (we went virtual in 2020, with great programs but fewer students). We also advocate for more and better education in personal finance and economics, primarily through the biennial Survey of the States.


We have 3 major areas of focus:

1.     Digital Transformation: Our $3M+ recent investment in EconEdLink is paying off in increased visits and time on site. Our goal is to be the go-to place for educators in our field by providing the best content and tools – ours and others’.

2.     Meeting our audience needs: We are investing in professional development, this year reaching over 4,000 educators nationally through our growing webinar series and supporting in-person workshops in NYC/Metro and across the country. We are scaling fundable programs that align to our mission. These include both the National Economics and Personal Finance Challenges, Invest in Girls, Math and Personal Finance, and expanding our work in Career and Technical Education.

3.     Increasing our visibility and our reach – to all of our constituents. Work in this arena includes leveraging the 2020 Survey of the States for advocacy and marketing campaigns during Financial Literacy Month.

The Council for Economic Education’s (CEE’s) mission is to equip K-12 students with the tools and knowledge of personal finance and economics so that they can make better decisions for themselves, their families, and their communities.

 

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Issue Areas Include

  • Children & Youth
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Financial Literacy & Personal Finance

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