Business School to offer pilot finance program to teachers

Starting during the August 2021 school year, all high school students in North Carolina will be required to take a personal finance class before they can graduate.  The Lundy-Fetterman School of Business is delighted to partner with the North Carolina Council on Economic Education (NCCEE) to offer the National Personal Finance Challenge (PFC) Access Zone Pilot Program to Middle and High School teachers and their students in greater Harnett and surrounding counties in North Carolina. 

In addition to a wealth of digital interactive online resources and lesson plans for teaching personal finance that focuses primarily on the Personal Finance Challenge, participants will be hearing from Business School faculty and enjoy conversing with the panel of industry professionals consisting of Business School alumni during Q&A sessions.

The pilot program is one of only 12 programs granted nationwide and will be held virtually. Volunteers from Campbell accounting and finance departments will briefly share their expertise in personal finance and financial planning with the teachers via video, and teachers will receive resources such as lesson plans and classroom case studies to supplement their own materials. Volunteers can participate by either presenting their material over livestream in January or by sending in a prerecorded video.

“We’re looking forward to working with teachers in the area to help them meet new state requirements” said Associate Dean for External Relations Shahriar Mostashari.

“As the old adage goes, ‘reach one teacher, reach all their students,'” said Mostashari. “The grant’s multiplier effect is fully in line with the mission of the Council for Economic Education (CEE), North Carolina Council for Economic Education (NCCEE), the Voya Foundation and the School’s Center for Financial Literacy and Economic Education (CFLEE) to expedite the effective and efficient delivery of financial literacy in North Carolina.”     

This is the latest in a steadily developing partnership with NCCEE. The business school has also collaborated with NCCEE to provide professional development for high school teachers, establish the Center for Financial Literacy and Economic Education to promote sound economic pedagogy in Harnett County, and host its annual Economics Institute for Educators workshop for k-12 teachers.