March 2017
Newsletter #29
Welcome to the latest edition of the NGPF Newsletter (#29 for those of you scoring at home). 

I always enjoy compiling the newsletter because it forces me to reflect on what has transpired recently. I have been thinking quite a bit about my Thursday morning AVID class at Mountain View High School.

In particular, a student who took her newfound knowledge and set up alerts on her checking account while also diverting money from her paycheck to automatically go into her savings account. That's a small victory to savor and I know that victories like this occur thousands of times every day in classrooms all over the country due to your efforts!

Thank you for your commitment to building the financial capability of the next generation.

The NGPF Team
Jessica, Laura, Sonia and Tim

THE NGPF Blog provides you with TWO posts daily to keep you up-to-date on developments in the fast changing world of personal finance and will give you ideas on incorporating current events in your curriculum.  Sign up here to receive these daily updates (sign-up box is in right hand margin).

Here's what's trending on the blog:

Want to collaborate with outstanding educators from across the country? Interested in learning more about resources that you can use in your classroom? Excited about the opportunity to attend the NGPF Reception during the conference?    

If you answered "Yes" to these questions, you need to
apply for an NGPF Scholarship to attend the 2017 Jump$tart National Educator Conference in Washington, D.C. from November 3rd to 5th, 2017. 


Our Video Library continues to be one of the most visited pages on our website. Here are some of our new videos we added with suggested questions to get the discussion started:
  • Suburbs and Cities: Why Do We Live Where We Do? (10 minutes) provides historical context for differences in how U.S. and European cities have developed. A good way to infuse some history into your lesson while also providing a good opener to a discussion about how people choose whether to live in suburbs or the city. 
  • What's New in Investing? is a collection of three short videos about 1) Warren Buffett's $1,000,000 bet, 2) a commission war brewing in the brokerage space, and 3) investing advice for women (which applies to men also!).
    • Given the gender gap we often see in investing, Sallie Krawcheck delivers an important message that all young women need to hear about how to start investing (video #3).  

We are always cranking out new content every month at NGPF. Here's what's happened since our last newsletter:
  • We recently released an 8-Hour Workshop geared to educators with a limited amount of time to deliver personal finance instruction. We got advice from a group of seniors who told us the topics they wanted to learn more about as they prepare to leave the friendly confines of high school. You will find lessons on budgeting, credit cards, investing, taxes and credit scores. You also will find some new activities we built for the occasion, so be sure to take a look.
  • On the NGPF podcast, I had a great conversation with educator Brett Burkey of Boca Raton, Florida and spoke with NGPF's very own Jessica Endlich on the creation of the "Teach Investing in 2 Hours" Lesson.  
Don't miss our webinar later today: A New Approach To Teaching Spreadsheets. Learn more and register here
In terms of our PD activities since our last newsletter, we provided over 250 hours! How? 
  • Delivered our first FinCamp in Palo Alto, California on March 10th with 28 passionate educators (196 hours in total)! Shout out to Wendy Gardner and Lisa Sprenkle of San Jacinto High School who drove through the night from Southern California to attend! Thanks to all who participated and made the training such a success. We look forward to continuing to support your efforts. 
  • Provided 36.5 hours (yes, Jessica is precise) of professional development to teachers participating in our recent webinar: Teach Investing in Two Hours 
Looking for other awesome PD opportunities? We are bringing NGPF's FinCamp to the rest of the country this summer and fall. Please contact us if you would like additional details on how to bring this engaging one-day PD to your region. Spoiler alert: We underwrite all the costs - so all we need is your help rounding up the 30-40 teachers:)

Thank you to all educators in the community who reach out to us with ideas about products they wish we would create or resources that they want to share. Here are a few of the folks who helped make us, and the community, better this month by taking the time to share their valuable insights: 
  • Brian Page of Reading HS in Reading, Ohio
  • Carrie McCormack of East Bronx Academy in Bronx, New York
  • David Trapanese of Ferris HS in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • Jackie Kelley of Wellborn HS in Anniston, Alabama
  • Jessica Cortes of non-profit, AMIkids in Tallahassee, Florida
  • Jill Lucero of East HS in Cheyenne, Wyoming
  • Kerri Herrild of De Pere HS in De Pere, Wisconsin
  • Kit Walker of U32 HS in Montpelier, Vermont
  • Mary Bales of Germantown HS in Germantown, Wisconsin
  • Nancy Lee of Indio HS in Palm Desert, California
  • Stephen Harward of North Harford HS in Pylesville, Maryland
  • Tammy Desmond of Dee-Mack HS in Mackinaw, Illinois
  • Vicki Geheb of Kokomo HS in Kokomo, Indiana

Next Gen Personal Finance actively supports the financial literacy community through workshops, sponsorships of conferences and teacher professional development events. See below for a sample of our previous and upcoming events. Please stop by and say hello if you are at any of our upcoming events!  

In 2016, we provided financial support of over $80,000 for teacher professional development. We are committed to tripling that in 2017, so if you organize or attend a workshop looking for sponsors, please email me at 

Upcoming 2017 Events
  • April 7, 2017: Massachusetts Business Educators Association (Natick, MA)
  • April 12, 2017: VISA 2017 Financial Literacy Summit (Chicago, IL)
  • April 28, 2017: Fostering Financial Education in Maine Schools Conference (Augusta, ME)
  • June 7-9, 2017: Tennessee Jump$tart Conference (Gatlinburg, TN)
  • June 13-15, 2017: WACTE Conference (Riverton, WY)
  • June 25-28, 2017: NGPF Summer Institute Session 1 (Palo Alto, CA)
  • June 26-30, 2017: Vermont Financial Literacy Summer Institute (Burlington, VT) sponsored by Next Gen Personal Finance
  • June 28, 2017: Joint Summer Conference (Detroit, MI)
  • July 16-19, 2017: NGPF Summer Institute Session 2 (Palo Alto, CA)
  • July 31 - August 2, 2017: OATFACS Conference (Columbus, OH)
Previous 2017 Events
  • March 10, 2017: NGPF FinCamp (Palo Alto, CA) 
  • January 25, 2017: Orange Public Schools Teacher Virtual PD (Orange, NJ) 
  • January 20, 2017: Business Education Resources Group (Sacramento, CA)
  • January 20 -31, 2017: Mini Course Workshops at Castilleja School (Palo Alto, CA)
  • January 9-11, 2017: Intersession Workshop at The Nueva School (San Mateo, CA)
Previous 2016 Events
  • December 10, 2016: Rhode Island Financial Capability Conference (Providence, RI)
  • November 11, 2016: Vermont Jump$tart Educators Conference (Burlington, VT)
  • November 8, 2016: Working in Support of Education (WISE) Conference (New York, NY)
  • November 5-7, 2016: Jump$tart National Educators Conference (Dallas, TX)
  • October 22nd and 29th, 2016: DC Public School Teacher Training (Washington, DC) 
  • October 10, 2016: Virginia Financial Literacy Summit (Richmond, VA)
  • October 5-8, 2016: Council of Economic Education (Phoenix, AZ)
  • September 27, 2016: Oklahoma Jump$tart Association (Oklahoma City, OK)
  • August 4, 2016: Financial Education Bootcamp (Westampton, NJ)
  • August 1, 2016: Financial Education Bootcamp (Branchburg, NJ)
  • June 27-29, 2016: NGPF Summer Institute (Palo Alto, CA)
  • June 22, 2016: Iowa Jump$tart Conference (Ankeny, IA)
  • June 13 - July 22, 2016: Six Week Summer Bridge Program at Eastside College Prep (East Palo Alto, CA)
  • May 18, 2016: Workshop at Castilleja School (Palo Alto, CA)
  • May 13, 2016: New Hampshire Jump$tart Classroom Connections (Merrimack, NH)

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