Financial Literacy Program Takes Hold in Community Colleges

MoneySKILL® Featured at AACC Annual Meeting

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The American Financial Services Association Education Foundation
(AFSAEF) presented its MoneySKILL®
program at the just-concluded American Association of Community
Colleges (AACC) annual meeting held during a session entitled Effective
Financial Literacy Strategies for Community College Students
.

The presentation was given by MoneySKILL Director David Casserly, along
with Kelly Hunter Markson, Ph.D. Professor, Business Administration,
Wake Technical Community College, an AACC member and MoneySKILL educator.

The AACC annual meeting is among the largest and most dynamic gatherings
of educational leaders, attracting over 3,000 community college
presidents and senior administrators, as well as international
educators, representatives of business/industry, and federal agencies.

Casserly and Hunter Markson laid out the MoneySKILL curriculum and
showed how its many features could help community colleges nationwide
educate their students about the importance of financial literacy.
Hunter Markson also shared her experiences using the MoneySKILL
curriculum and the positive effect it has had on her students at Wake
Technical Community College in Raleigh, NC.

As community colleges become an increasingly important part of the
educational landscape in the United States, the presentation represents
important outreach for AFSAEF and opens the possibility to an entirely
new audience for its innovative and content-rich MoneySKILL program.

MoneySKILL® is a free online personal finance course covering income,
expenses, saving and investing, credit and insurance. There are now
teachers from all 50 states and several foreign countries that have
enrolled more than 700,000 students in the junior high, high school, and
college modules, as well as the several AFSA member companies.

Based in Washington, D.C., the AFSAEFs (www.afsaef.org)
mission is to help consumers realize the benefits of responsible money
management, understand the credit process and seek help if credit
problems occur. It is affiliated with the American Financial Services
Association (www.afsaonline.org),
the national trade association for the consumer credit industry,
protecting access to credit and consumer choice.

Contacts

American Financial Services Association
Jack Ferry
Vice
President, Communications
(202) 776-7308
jferry@afsamail.org
or
American
Financial Services Association Education Foundation
David Casserly
Director,
MoneySKILL
(202) 469-3184
dcasserly@afsaonlne.org