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Financial Literacy Program Materials

If the materials on this page are needed in another accessible format, please email  Erick Jones or call 706-867-3308.

Keynote- Paul Goebel- A Green Light to Greatness


Beta Alpha Psi- It Takes a Village: Partnering With the Community

The Nu Gamma Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi, the International Honorary Organization for Financial Information Professionals, is actively engaged in community service on our University of North Georgia campuses and throughout the region. Students will speak regarding three key areas of service, all of which involve teaching/training related to core principles of financial literacy and money management.

  1. Tutoring for students in Principles of Accounting. BAP members assist students with learning and applying the basics of recording and reporting of business (or personal) financial activity.
  2. Financial literacy and career awareness training for high school students through Junior Achievement JA in a Day programs.
  3. Assisting instructors in training high school students in ethical business decision making through the BB&T Center for Ethical Business Leadership within the Mike Cottrell College of Business at UNG.

Paul Goebel- The Power of Numbers: Creating a Comprehensive Assessment Plan

Do your programs drive your data or does your data drive your programs? Get in the driver’s seat to understand and create the components of a comprehensive assessment plan. Assessment plans address quality control, student experience, usage, programming and student learning outcomes. Understand the importance of going beyond just data collection. This session will provide an opportunity for financial literacy educators in all positions and assessment knowledge levels to improve their assessment efforts.

$ Financial Education: Needs, Initiatives and Next Steps

As professionals and student advocates, we often try to put ourselves in our students’ shoes. As always, with a new generation comes new
challenges and approaches to life. Using recent data, this session provides real-life examples about the financial and psychological challenges
that today’s young adults face and provides some case studies about the impact and effectiveness of financial education programs. Attendees
will walk away with a better understanding of how to successfully engage their students and alumni and help them set a foundation for
future educational and financial success.

ENACTUS- Teaching Financial Literacy: The Peer Financial Counseling Program

The goal of the Peer Financial Counseling Program is to prepare young adults for a lifetime of financial well-being through our PFC activities. The program’s content is delivered by college students who hope to provide their peers with a basic understanding of personal financial management. The PFC Program is set up on the premise that the best way to reach college students is by having their fellow students provide valuable information and experiences that they can relate to and apply in their daily lives. The modules in the program have been developed to explore the critical issues of budgeting, credit use, student loans, identity theft, and savings and investments.

Paul Goebel- Please Stop Crying: Training Students to be Peer Mentors

A successful peer coaching/mentoring program begins with a well-trained team and an ample supply of tissues. This session will provide insight into a training curriculum you can apply to any peer counseling or coaching setting. If your program doesn’t have any peer mentors, don’t worry. You will be given tools and resources to ignite the potential of engaging students to serve.

Sallie Mae- How America Pays for College

How America Pays for College, an annual study from Sallie Mae since 2008, provides information about how American families invest in an undergraduate’s education and their attitudes towards attending and paying for college. While the belief that college is an investment is as strong as ever, families are managing to contain costs. For the first time in three years, out-of-pocket contributions toward college expenses increased and borrowing decreased. This session will cover the resources families used to pay for college in academic year 2013-14 and discuss the differences among the four “personas” identified regarding their paying-for-college preparedness.

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