California Council on Economic Education

California Council on Economic Education
Program Name: 
MoneyWise Teen
Grant Year: 
2011
Grant Type: 
General Community
Grant Amount: 
$15,000
Interest Area: 
Financial Literacy and Veterans
Grant Purpose: 

MoneyWise Teen trains teachers of low- and moderate-income students to help students learn responsible decision-making and the consequences of their choices, develop real-life business skills, and learn how to manage their personal finances.

Description: 

Founded in 1978 as a part the California State University Foundation, California Council on Economic Education (CCEE) provides training and standards-based curriculum in economics to California teachers. Its mission is to prepare California's students to participate in the global economy as responsible workers, consumers, savers and citizens. CCEE helps teachers teach students the value of their human capital, how markets work and where students fit in the global economy. This economic context helps students make better, more informed choices, such as choosing to finish high school, while taking control of their lives and building self esteem.

Grant Quote: 

"The MoneyWise Teen is an award winning program that helps young people learn the power of responsible decision-making, develop real-life business skills and manage their personal finances. We thank the Jewish Community Foundation for their kind support."                                              

-William Coffin, Chairman, California Council on Economic Education