WASHINGTON, April 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The second 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 24, 2015.
Since the day was first designated in 2014, National Financial Educators Council has commemorated educators and advocates from 44 states who have contributed to the financial literacy movement. Honorees have included traditional educators, volunteers, financial professionals, concerned citizens, and authors.
Financial Educators Day (http://www.financialeducatorscouncil.org/financial-educators-day/) is also 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 2015 Financial Education Instructor of the Year award is Sharon Lechter. Lechter's history of delivering practical financial education programming, raising mainstream awareness, and promoting legislation to encourage improved financial competency among our nation's citizens strongly aligns with the NFEC's award criteria.
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 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.
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. The Framework for Teaching Personal Finance, 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 at http://www.FinancialEducatorsCouncil.org/
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SOURCE National Financial Educators Council