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Investing in Our Children's Future

Incorporating Personal Finance & Economic Education in Our Nation’s Schools.
The Council for Economic Education (CEE) is the leading non-profit organization in the United States that focuses on personal finance and economic education for students K-12. By providing kids with the knowledge and vocabulary of money, we give them the essential tools to create financial stability and opportunity for themselves, their families and their communities.

Our Challenge

In America we spend billions of dollars helping our children master reading, writing and arithmetic. And then we send them out into the world lacking the basic skills to prosper in life: understanding personal finance and economics.

Consider the facts.
Did you know...

More than 1 in 6 students

in the US do not reach the baseline level of proficiency in financial literacy.

Nearly 1/4 of millennials

spend more than they earn.

67% of Gen Y

have less than 3 months worth
of emergency funds.

Our Vision

To reach and teach every child in America about personal finance and economics.
About Us

Helping Students Make Informed Decisions

We help teachers bring important lessons about personal finance and economics to their students by providing them with free teacher workshops, engaging activities and programs, and hundreds of online lesson plans, tools and videos.
One teacher can make a difference in the lives of a classroom of students.

Our Goals

Full National Coverage

Reach all 13,000+ school districts in the US.

Prepared Graduates

Ensure that every child graduates from high school with basic personal finance knowledge to create a fruitful and financially stable life.

State Required Courses

Get every state to require at least one course in economics and personal finance.

Our Program Highlights


Each year over 1 million K-12 teachers and their students visit CEE’s online resource for free personal finance and economic lesson plans and other classroom resources.

National Economics Challenge

Over 11,000 students participate in the nation’s most prestigious high school economics competition each year.

Never Too Young

K-5 students gain a real-world understanding of personal finance and economics in CEE's acclaimed K-5 program.

Our Reach

240+ CEE affiliates

in all 50 states provide teacher training and CEE programs in schools across the country.

55,000 teachers

participate in in-person professional development workshops provided by CEE and its affiliates annually.

Over 5 million

students are reached through CEE programs and CEE-trained teachers.

Our resources and teacher-training make a difference.

CEE’s Programs Make a Difference in Kids' Knowledge and Understanding

350% increase in personal finance knowledge

for students who used CEE's Financial Fitness for Life® curriculum.

80% of students who participated

in the National Economics Challenge scored 3 or higher on AP Micro and Macro Exams compared to the national average.

200% increase in knowledge

through CEE's Hispanic Program for students and their families.

Over a 40% increase in test scores

through CEE's Learning, Earning and Investing Personal Finance curriculum.

Join Our Cause

With your support, we have the power to change the lives of millions of children today.


Any amount can help! Just $150 can train one teacher to make a difference in the lives of a classroom of students.

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Contact your local school or state affiliate. Use the Advocacy Tool Kit to bring personal finance and economics into your local schools.

Featured Events

18th Annual National Economics Challenge

May 19-21, 2018

The Challenge recognizes exceptional high school students for their knowledge of economic principles and their ability to apply critical-thinking skills to real-world events.

Featured Events

57th Annual Financial Literacy & Economic Education Conference

October 4-6, 2018

The Conference brings together over 500 K-12 educators. Providing professional development workshops on economic and financial literacy to meet the needs of teachers throughout the country.

Featured Events

2018 Visionary Awards

October 24, 2018

The Visionary Awards honors leaders who promote economic and financial literacy to create a better-informed society.

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