LOS ANGELES, April 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The fourth annual National Financial Educators Day is set aside to honor those individuals who work to improve the lives of people in their communities by teaching vital financial capabilities. This special day of recognition falls on the last Friday of each April; this year it will be held on April 28, 2017.
Since the day was first designated in 2014, the National Financial Educators Council has commemorated educators and advocates from 46 states who have contributed to the financial literacy movement. Honorees have included traditional educators, volunteers, financial professionals, concerned citizens, and authors.
This year more than 200 Financial Educator Day awards were mailed to those advocates and educators who are making an important difference in their communities. Learn more about the award and nominate yourself or another for next year's award by visiting: https://www.financialeducatorscouncil.org/financial-educators-day/
The NFEC contends that people with a passion for promoting financial education are the true leaders of the financial literacy movement. "It's the financial professionals, teachers, volunteers, financial coaches and concerned citizens who are driving financial education initiatives in their communities," states Vince Shorb, CEO of the NFEC. "Financial Educators Day recognizes their efforts and commitment."
Financial Educators Day philosophy centers on the principle that educators are the single most important influence on participant success. Distinguished financial education instructors are not merely dispensers of knowledge; they are learning facilitators who can mold and modify participants' behavior to guide them toward financial wellness.
Financial Educators Day is announced over Financial Literacy Month and provides an opportunity for the NFEC to recognize the one individual who has made such significant contributions to promoting financial wellness that he or she is selected to receive the Financial Education Instructor of the Year award. Recipient of the 2017 Financial Education Instructor of the Year award is Ben Joergens. Joergens' commitment and contributions to bringing financial education to at-risk and underserved groups – including teens, parents, and the incarcerated – make him a strong match for the NFEC's award criteria.
As Financial Empowerment Director at Old National Bank in Evansville, IN, Ben spearheads the innovative "12 Steps to Financial Success," a program that teaches participants 12 steps they can take to change their lives for the better and achieve financial success. Ben has taught the program to hundreds of inmates at detention and rehabilitation centers, improving their financial competency in an effort strongly aligned with the NFEC's award criteria. To be considered for next year's award visit http://www.financialeducatorscouncil.org/financial-education-instructor-of-the-year/
The National Financial Educators Council is a personal finance company dedicated to creating a world where people are informed to make qualified financial decisions that improve their lives, the lives of their loved ones, and the lives of people they influence around the globe. Financial Educator Day nominations are evaluated and meet educator standards set via the Framework for Teaching Personal Finance. This framework developed by the NFEC, breaks down teaching financial literacy into 22 components recognized as best industry practices. This research-based set of components aligns with InTASC standards and is grounded in a constructivist view of learning and teaching. Learn more about the NFEC's financial education programs.
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