|Grant Recipient:||California Council on Economic Education (CCEE)|
Train more than 80 teachers, who reach more than 12,000 students in Los Angeles, in how to teach money management skills so that students make responsible financial decisions.
|Field of Interest:||Human Services|
Founded in 1978 as a part the California State University Foundation, 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.
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. Through the program CCEE is training 20 additional LAUSD teachers who reach 3,000 students, for a total of 80 teachers and 12,000 students in 2011-12.