Two exceptional financial wellness/literacy organizations we regularly support include the North Carolina Council on Economic Education (NCCEE) and Junior Achievement (JA). Volunteers members lend their time and knowledge to help educate and support high school students. These opportunities range in time commitment, activity type, and time of year. Examples include speaking engagements, competition judging, regional group service, and subject matter expert guidance… Want to become a volunteer? Contact us!
North Carolina Council on Economic Education (NCCEE)
In July 2019, North Carolina passed House Bill 924 which mandates an economics and personal finance (EPF) course. Beginning with 2020 high school freshmen, students must complete this requirement prior to graduation. The North Carolina Council on Economic Education (NCCEE) is leading the initiative regarding this legislation.
Junior Achievement (JA)
Volunteers go into classes to present financial literacy programs. While social distancing measures are in place, volunteers are asked to create their introduction of the section sharing brief personal insights and stories.
The video above was prepared to help in the training of teachers. It is an example of the types of support volunteers are called upon to offer. In this video, NCCEE staff interview Paula McMillan, CFP®, CPA, PFS, CGMA about Financial Markets, Money Management/Budgeting. They ask questions such as:
- Can you explain to me the importance of being banked? I’m not quite sure I understand how banks and credit unions work to benefit me.
- I think now that Venmo and Paypal are so easy to use, I can just use that. Is that true?
- Lots of people feel like they have a difficult time managing their money and like they are too far gone to even start on a budget. Can you give some advice on where I should begin?
- What are the different types of budgeting? Is one better than the other?