Council for Economic Education

  • NY

About Us

The Council for Economic Education (CEE) is the leading organization in the United States that focuses on the economic and financial education of students from kindergarten through high school—and we have been doing so for over 65 years. CEE delivers the fourth “R” – a real-world understanding of how to build fruitful lives – to America’s young people. Our goal is to reach and teach every child to create a more informed citizenry capable of making better decisions as savers, investors, borrowers, voters, and participants in the global economy. We do this by educating the educators: providing the curriculum tools, the pedagogical support, and the community of peers that instruct, inspire, and guide. All resources and programs are developed by educators, and delivered by our national network of affiliates—over 240 across the country. Each year, we train approximately 55,000 teachers in person, and those teachers, in turn, reach approximately 5 million students throughout the country. EconEdLink – our free, online educator gateway for economic and personal finance lessons and resources – attracts more than one million unique visitors each year. Over two-thirds of the teachers we reach are in Title 1 schools.

Our products and programs include:

·         Gen i revolution, a free online personal finance game, now available with mobile apps, and the basis for a required course in the Chicago public schools

·         The National Economics Challenge, in which over 10,000 high school students a year participate, and whose finals are emceed by CNBC’s Steve Liesman

·         A K-5 Afterschool program

·         The Survey of the States – a benchmark for nationwide progress in requiring the study of economics and personal finance.