Special Discussion: Incorporating Financial Literacy into Adult Education Programs (Feb. 3 - 14)
Submitted by Priyanka.Sharma on February 3, 2014 - 1:00am
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To commemorate February as the Financial Aid Awareness month, Financial Literacy and Postsecondary Completion groups are hosting a special discussion from today, February 3rd to Friday, February 14th on ideas and strategies around integrating financial literacy into adult education programs. During this discussion, we will be joined by adult education program managers, counselors, and teachers from a range of adult education programs who will share their strategies and techniques for incorporating financial literacy and financial planning for college in their programming.
Monday, February 3 – Introductions
What strategies are you currently implementing to incorporate financial literacy in your adult education programs?
Tuesday-Thursday, February 4-6 – Integrating Financial Literacy in the Adult Education Curriculum
Do you use an external curriculum (e.g., FDIC Money Smart) or customized content in your programming?
Are financial literacy concepts integrated into your regular programming (i.e., math class)?
Friday-Tuesday, February 7-11 – Incorporating Financial Literacy in Career and Counseling Services
Do you deliver one-on-one financial coaching?
Can students access support services and more information related to financial aid and financial literacy with a partner organization?
Discussion Link - https://community.lincs.ed.gov/discussion/special-discussion-contd-incorporating-financial-literacy-career-and-counseling-services-
Wednesday-Thursday, February 12-13 – Hosting Financial Literacy Workshops for Adult Learners
Do you offer standalone or series of workshops with special guests from financial literacy organizations or community banks?
Friday, February 14 – Concluding Remarks
Please join me in welcoming the following subject matter experts and guest contributors to the discussion:
- Satori Bailey is a Financial Specialist and a Mobility Mentoring and Specialty Services Coordinator at the Crittenden Women’s Union, Boston, MA. Satori teaches Financial Education workshops and provides one-on-one financial coaching to many of the program participants.
- Mary Lou Friedline has taught ABE/GED, ESL, and Transitioning for 26 years at the PIC in Southwest PA. She is the In-House PD Specialist and is a Certified Reading Specialist. Her program has been using the FDIC Money Smart for many years and also provides financial literacy workshop modules in partnership with a local community bank.
- Mary “Jeannette” Schultz is a Manager of the Financial Workshops Kits website for the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE).
- Erica Solis has been one of the key organizational advocates in efforts to integrate financial capability components into service offerings at El Buen Samaritano, a multi-service organization in Austin, TX. Erica completed her master’s in political science from Texas A&M University and is an alumnus of Leadership Austin’s Emerge Program, class of 2009.
Please take a look at these financial literacy resources. We will showcase these and other resources during the course of the discussion. Do share any resources that you have found helpful on this discussion thread.
- LINCS discussion (from Feb. 2013) on financial aid information and resources geared specifically towards adult students. https://community.lincs.ed.gov/discussion/resources-adult-students
- FDIC Money Smart – Financial Education Program: http://lincs.ed.gov/professional-development/resource-collections/profile-469
- Integration & Innovation: Lessons from Organizations Integrating Asset Building into Social Services: http://lincs.ed.gov/professional-development/resource-collections/profile-705
- 40 Money Management Tips Every College Student Should Know: http://lincs.ed.gov/professional-development/resource-collections/profile-704
- NEFE Financial Workshop Kits – Family Money Skills: http://lincs.ed.gov/professional-development/resource-collections/profile-123