Building Blocks of Financial Literacy

Building blocks of financial literacy

The Center for Financial Literacy, an outreach program of the Black School
of Business, recently teamed up with the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Society
Boston and CFA Pittsburgh to assess the effectiveness of an after-school financial literacy program. Additionally, the center’s team has been meeting with representatives from the state of Rhode Island to design a survey to gauge the effectiveness of financial literacy training, which is now mandated in all of that state’s high schools.

Closer to home, the center has been working with Intermediate Units in Edinboro and
Clarion, Pennsylvania, sharing with curriculum directors the services that the Center can provide. In mid-summer, the center will sponsor school workshops.

A $15,000 donation from Erie Insurance, part of the company’s participation in the
Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program, will allow the center to further
expand its programming within K-12 classrooms.