Promoting Personal Finance and Economic Education
The New Jersey Council for Economic Education's mission is to teach New Jersey's K-12 students about economics and personal finance in order to enhance their knowledge and improve their capabilities. Our organization is uniquely positioned to provide students the tools necessary to successfully navigate the 21st century economy and to reach their full potential as employees, entrepreneurs, investors, and civic-minded individuals.
We carry out our mission by educating the educators: by providing the curriculum tools, the pedagogical support, and the community of peers that instruct, inspire, and guide our teachers. Resources and programs are developed by educators throughout our national network. We deliver our programs through in-person local workshops, partner organizations and online.
Our workshops are led by qualified instructors training educators on the best way to teach the materials in the classroom. Print and online classroom resources are provided consisting of assessments, lesson plans, group activities, simulations, and classroom demonstration. Topics covered include investments, banking, saving, credit, entrepreneurship, and an economic perspective on history. Our curriculum is aligned to the Common Core State Standards, Financial Literacy Standards and Voluntary National Standards in Economics.
We host student competitions including the National Personal Finance Challenge and the National Economics Challenge where we partner with schools to bring the excitement of an athletic competition to academic excellence as students apply their knowledge of the subject matter.
Our goal is to reach and teach every child in every district and school so that they can make better decisions for themselves, their families and their communities.
If you would like more information, or would like to learn how you can support our Council please contact us:
New Jersey Council for Economic Education
641 Prospect Avenue
Little Silver, NJ 07739