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The 2025 Personal Finance Challenge will open in September, 2024.

The Arizona Council on Economic Education (ACEE) is a 501(C)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to entrepreneurship, economic and financial literacy, and workforce development in Arizona. ACEE is the only statewide organization in Arizona which: has a strong, affiliated academic base with universities and community colleges; partners with the Arizona Department of Education and the Federal Reserve Bank; prepares teachers in teaching and students in learning personal finance, economics and entrepreneurship; and distributes proven non-proprietary economic education resources to schools free of charge.

Our Reach

Reached 2,249 schools in 264 public and charter school districts in the state of Arizona,
training 2,000 teachers and pre-service teachers annually and serving 200,000 students annually. 

Our Mission

To reach and teach every Arizona student to become financially and economically responsible in work and life

Our Strategy

More than 300,000 students in Arizona, the majority of whom come from low-income backgrounds, receive ACEE programs each year. Our strategy to deliver the programs and services is three-fold: training Arizona K-12 teachers, engaging students, and coaching parents. By empowering teachers, community volunteers, and parents, students are supported to become productive and responsible participants in a global economy.