Northern Kentucky University’s Center for Economic Education (CEE) is helping educators discover easy approaches to teaching K-12 students about personal finance and economics.

Through support from First Financial Bank, the Kentucky Financial Empowerment Commission and NKU’s 2020 NKU Innovation Challenge, 40 educators who apply by June 25 can receive scholarships and attend the program for free.

NKU’s Teaching Financial Literacy program is designed to equip educators the tools and skills teach their students financial literacy concepts and pass a new state requirement for graduation. Housed in the Haile/US Bank College of Business, CEE’s professional development is the only training opportunity of its kind available in the Commonwealth.

“We’re ensuring all Kentucky high schools can implement forward-thinking approaches in the classroom, and students are prepared for success,” said Dr. Abdullah Al-Bahrani, director of NKU’s Center for Economic Education. “At the end of the day, it’s about narrowing generational wealth gaps and building a better future for everyone in our state.”

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