Family affair

Financial literacy is a family affair.

GLENDALE, Ariz., April 7, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Managing the demands of everyday family life rarely leaves time for lesson planning. As a result, parents often seek out teachable moments as they happen. To support parents in their search for teachable moments, the Arizona Council on Economic Education (ACEE) has partnered with the Peoria Unified School District (PUSD) and the City of Glendale Barrel District Council Member Bart Turner will provide a family learning experience. The ACEE and its collaborators facilitated the 2n/a Annual family financial literacy evening on Thursday, March 31stst at Heritage Elementary School in Glendale, AZ.

The event was a perfect kick off for Financial Literacy Month. PUSD Superintendent Dr. Jason Reynolds opened the event with a compassionate reminder of the importance of financial literacy to the success and happiness of our students. Present, the representative Pingerelli and the chairman of the board of directors Sandavol shared his feelings.

Twenty families and a handful of community leaders, totaling nearly 70 participants joined us. CEAA has created workshops and workstations for participants of all ages. Parent activities gave community members the opportunity to sharpen their financial skills in a fun and relaxing family-oriented space.

CEAA has always strived to ensure that there is something for everyone. Topics and activities included budgeting and saving, discussions on financial awareness, games for all to enjoy, and a financial reading. The National Council for Economic Education and American Express made the organization of the family event financially possible and our volunteers knocked it out of the park. Congratulation to Midwest University and Muscular Moving Men, first-time volunteers with ACEE, for volunteering their time and sharing their enthusiasm and kindness with our community.

Our economic community did not disappoint. Many of our neighboring agencies supported this event. Special thanks to Vanguard, Infosys and Bank of America.

The event ended naturally when we heard a student exclaim: “Financial education is important! indicating that the event was a success.

The Arizona Council on Economic Education (ACEE) is a 501(C)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to entrepreneurship, economic and financial literacy, and workforce development in Arizona. Preparing teachers and students to learn about personal finance, economics and entrepreneurship; and distributes proven economic education resources to schools free of charge. www.azecon.org

SOURCE Arizona Council on Economic Education