Latest Happenings at NCCEE

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Family Financial Fun Night Came to Creech Road Elementary School

February 23, 2024

Family Financial Fun Night at Creech Road Elementary was a huge success! There was a turnout of 198 students and family members, and we had so much fun offering hands-on activities for grades K-5.  One station, called “Savings Fun”,  offered activities where students learned about and set savings goals. For example, students illustrated a gift […]

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Using Competitions to Teach Economics and Personal Finance

February 5, 2024

Last Friday’s workshop “Using Competitions to Teach Economics and Personal Finance” was a success! 18 high school teachers attended and got signed up to have their students participate in the Stock Market Game. Participants also learned how to get started with the Economics Challenge and the Personal Finance Challenge. 5 teachers signed up for both […]

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Another Great Family Financial Fun Night at Kernersville Elementary School!

January 29, 2024

We had a blast at Kernersville Elementary School on “Family Math and STEM Night” offering hands-on financial literacy activities for grades K-5. 50 people attended and walked through a variety of stations with fun activities. One activity was “Planning for a Pet”, where students allocated 15 “beans” or dollars to obtain supplies needed for their […]

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NCCEE Partners with SchermCo Foundation for Family Finance Night!

January 16, 2024

Last week, NCCEE partnered with the SchermCo Foundation to host “Family Finance Night” at University Park Creative Arts School in Charlotte. While parents received some fantastic personal finance information from Common Wealth Charlotte, we hosted fun financial literacy activities for the kids. One activity had children imagine a present they would like to give to […]

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NCCEE partners with Campbell University and Cross Creek High School in Fayetteville

December 22, 2023

Read more about the Economics and Personal Finance (EPF) workshop for Cross Creek High School hosted in partnership by NCCEE and Campbell University.

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Best Practices from an EPF Teacher: More Resources for Educators!

December 15, 2023

Twenty high school teachers attended “Best Practices from an EPF Classroom Teacher” to strengthen their class by gathering more resources and building better lesson plans. The attendants went into depth with two of our rock star Master Teachers, Gretchyn Bedard and Mary Kathryn Hurst on subjects like creative ways to teach about macro and microeconomics. […]

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A Successful Week of Family Financial Fun Nights

December 9, 2023

Even as NC schools are preparing for winter break, Family Financial Fun Nights are in full swing. NCCEE hosted events at Cone Elementary School and Clara J. Peck Elementary School this week and saw 177 people in attendance! NCCEE passionately believes that it is never too early to start learning about personal finance. Through exciting […]

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Family Financial Fun Night Comes to Red Springs High School and Bessemer Elementary!

December 1, 2023

NCCEE hosted two more successful Family Financial Fun Nights yesterday with the help of some incredible volunteers! Family Financial Fun Nights are after-school events that teach money management skills through hands on activities. 236 students and family members attended and improved their personal finance skills. For Red Springs High School, students and their families participated […]

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Teaching Economics Using Children’s Literature was a Great Success

November 17, 2023

NCCEE had a great time with elementary teachers from all around the state at Meredith College! During “Teaching Economics Using Children’s Literature” 36 attendants learned how to incorporate books like The Giving Tree, The Berenstain Bears, and Those Shoes into fun, and interactive lesson plans for grades K-5! Teachers participated in activities like breaking down […]

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Family Financial Fun Nights: Coming to Your School Soon!

November 3, 2023

NCCEE has been hosting fun, financial literacy nights for elementary and high school students and their families. Family Financial Fun Nights are after-school events that teach money management skills through hands on activities. Broadwell College of Business had a turnout of 157 attendants from two neighboring high schools. Students and family members had a great […]

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