Junior Achievement Named "Organization of the Year" by the Institute for Financial Literacy
Institute for Financial Literacy Announces Winners of the 2018 Excellence In Financial Literacy Education (EIFLE) Awards
The Institute for Financial Literacy, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization whose mission is to promote effective financial education and counseling, is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Excellence In Financial Literacy Education (EIFLE) Awards, which were presented today at a ceremony during the Annual Conference on Financial Education in Orlando, Florida. Now in its twelfth year, the EIFLE Awards were created to acknowledge innovation, dedication and the commitment of individuals and organizations that support financial literacy education worldwide. This year's competition was impressive and diverse, with submissions demonstrating the international importance of recognizing those at the forefront of financial education. After considering many strong nominations, the judges presented 11 EIFLE awards:
Organization of the Year: Junior Achievement
Educator of the Year - Derek D'Angelo
Adult's Book: General - Make Your Kid a Money Genius (even if you're not) By: Beth Kobliner
Adult's Book: Investing and Retirement Planning - Wealth by Virtue By: Chad Gordon
Adult's Education Program: Money Management - Adult Financial Literacy Library Program By: Credit Counseling Society
Adult's Education Program: General - Military Families Learning Network Personal Finance Concentration Area By: eXtension, Cooperative Extension System
Children's Book: General - Counting with Common Cents: Dime's Quest By: Deirdre McCarthy
Children's Education Program: Financial Responsibility and Decision Making - Pet Shop By: CPA Canada Financial Literacy
Children's Education Program: General - Girl Scout Financial Literacy Badges Made Easy By: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Children's Education Program: Planning and Money Management - Águila y Sol. Esto no es un volado By: Asociación mexicana de afores A.C. (AMAFORE)/ Museo Interactivo de Economía (MIDE)
Instructional Game of the Year - Official Money Game for Students By: Money Savvy Generation, Inc.
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About the Excellence in Financial Literacy Education (EIFLE) Awards
Established in 2007, the mission of the EIFLE Awards is to promote the effective delivery of consumer financial products, services and education by acknowledging the accomplishments of those that advance financial literacy education. The EIFLE Awards dinner is held each year during the Annual Conference on Financial Education.
About the Institute for Financial Literacy
The Institute for Financial Literacy is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization whose mission is to promote effective financial education and counseling. As a national authority on adult financial education, the Institute advances professionalism and effectiveness in the field of financial literacy by setting the National Standards for Adult Financial Literacy Education™, hosting the Annual Conference on Financial Education™, presenting the Excellence In Financial Literacy Education (EIFLE)™ Awards, and administering certifications through Fincert.org™. For more information about the Institute call 207-873-0068.
Amy Kneesey, Vice Chairman of the Brevard County School Board
"It’s a way to expand our curriculum without having to put out more resources. That’s a win for everyone."
Beth Westfall, Assistant Principal West Side Elementary School
"JA is relevant to my school, more so now than ever."
Hilah R. Mercer, Principal Cambridge Elementary Magnet School
"Junior Achievement is an outstanding, motivating program for our elementary students. Several of [our teachers] had JA volunteers last year and all had great praise for the program"
Michael Johnson, PhD, UCF Professor, College of Education
"I have long believed that this JA experience is so valuable for our UCF students and that actually it is a rare win for all experience, the UCF students, the school teachers, the school students, the UCF Education Profs, and the JA sponsors."
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