This week, the U.S. Treasury Department, in conjunction with the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Literacy, announced its upcoming National Financial Capability Challenge (formerly the National Financial Literacy Challenge).

What is the National Financial Capability Challenge?
The National Financial Capability Challenge is a non-monetary awards program designed to increase the financial knowledge and capability of high-school aged youth across the United States. It challenges youth to take control of their financial future by learning more about personal finance, and it challenges teachers and schools to incorporate the important information and topics into their curricula. The program encourages schools to get involved in financial fitness. All teachers who sign up to participate in the Challenge will receive a “teachers’ toolkit” to help them incorporate the topics into their curricula.

Teachers can already begin signing up for the 2010 Challenge today. Click here for more information. Teachers with technical questions may contact the Treasury Department through the Office of Financial Education’s Technical Assistance Center:

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Written by Susan Beacham
Susan Beacham founded Money Savvy Generation in 1999 after almost two decades in private banking and investment management complemented by considerable time teaching at the elementary level.

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