Upcoming Event: Webinar on financial education in public schools, April 29

Oklahoma Assets will host the second in a series of webinars on asset-building next Friday, April 29th from 10:00 to 11:00am CDT.  The 60 minute webinar, ‘Financial Education in Our Public Schools: Oklahoma’s Passport to Personal Financial Literacy,’ will explore financial education as an asset-building strategy, Oklahoma’s legislation requiring financial education to be taught in our public schools, its requirements and how it is being implemented in the state.  You can register for the webinar by clicking here.

Financial education provides people with the knowledge and skills to manage and use their money to reach personal goals and improve their quality of life. Financial education is often considered a foundational asset-building strategy as it helps people understand the reasons for saving, the role of assets in creating economic security, and how to use financial tools such as credit and financial institutions.  To address this issue with the state’s youth, Oklahoma has established a requirement for financial education in our public schools, the Passport to Personal Financial Literacy.

Pam Gutel, Public Affairs Director of the Oklahoma City Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, will begin the discussion by introducing the Oklahoma Assets Coalition and their interest in financial education as an asset-building strategy.  DJ Thompson, Executive Director of the Oklahoma Council on Economic Education, will follow with an overview of Oklahoma’s Passport to Personal Financial Literacy, with a focus on its requirements and implementation.  Finally, Jim Murphree, Social Studies Curriculum Coordinator with Norman Public Schools, will share his district’s strategies for providing financial education to its students and the challenges and opportunities he sees in implementation at the school district level.

Oklahoma Assets is a coalition that aims to identify and strengthen programs and policies that help Oklahoma residents achieve economic security.  For more information about this event and the continuing series click here or email info@oklahomaassets.org.  To read Oklahoma Assets’ recent issue brief on savings, click here.


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