Free Professional Development Workshop for Educators Teaching Personal Finance on November 29!


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Through the help of a grant from NextGen Personal Finance, the Minnesota Department of Education and Minnesota Jump$tart Coalition will be hosting a FREE one-day professional development workshop on November 29 for educators teaching personal finance, or educators wanting to incorporate personal finance into their curriculum. FACS, business and other teachers are invited to join us!

Staff from NextGen will be using this time to facilitate a FinCamp, which includes content to grow your knowledge, lesson plan ideas and resources, collaboration with other educators to share best practices, and customized recommendations based on individual classroom and student needs.

Learn more about the great things to expect from a FinCamp by watching this video and register here!


Date: November 29, 2017

Time: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Location: MN Department of Education, 1500 MN-36, Roseville, MN 55113

What to bring: Your laptop, energy, and ideas!

If you’re looking for ways to freshen up your personal-finance curriculum, or need the right resources and ideas to bring critical personal-finance lessons into your classroom, this is the workshop for you.

Door prizes will be given away throughout the day, including resources for students and the classroom, and exhibitors will be set up for you to learn even more about various free personal-finance content and curriculum.

Participants will earn a $150 stipend for attending to help with substitute teacher or other costs. The registration is limited to 80 educators, so register now!

Register now! Need more info or have questions? Contact Laura at We look forward to seeing you on November 29!

Your Money, Your Goals Financial Empowerment Session Coming Soon


The University of Minnesota Extension is offering training sessions In October that will provide financial empowerment trainers, case managers and other frontline staff with the following:

  • An orientation to Your Money, Your Goals, a toolkit created by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), for social services programs;
  • The tools, knowledge and confidence to help your constituency meet their financial goals by increasing their knowledge, skills, and resources.
  • Two levels of trainings are offered – for those who are not familiar with the “Your Money, Your Goals” (new trainers), as well as, for those who are familiar with the Toolkit (returning trainers).

Topics covered during this session will include:

  • Financial empowerment assessment
  • Starting the conversation
  • Emotions, values, culture, and money decisions
  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)
  • Savings for emergencies, bills, and goals
  • Tracking and managing income and benefits
  • Paying bills and other expenses
  • Getting through the month — managing cash flow
  • Credit and debt
  • Consumer protection
  • Financial products, services, and providers

If you or someone you know would be interested in attending this great learning event, registration information for in-person training sessions can be found at YMYG In-Person Training and for webinar trainings information can be found at YMYG Webinar. In person sites will have a $15.00 fee that will cover refreshments and lunch. Participants will receive a FREE toolkit and a certificate of attendance.