White House Opens Doors for NEFE High School Financial Planning Program

HSFPP Featured in Obamas' Mentorship Programs

Date: June 1, 2010

Contact: Paul Golden 303-224-3514, [email protected]

DENVER—After years of implementation across the country, the NEFE High School Financial Planning Program® (HSFPP) received one of its most unique and distinguished requests—this time from the White House.

On April 23, the State Dining Room transformed into a classroom as Arlington (Va.) Public Schools teacher Lisa Moore gave a 90-minute lesson on budgeting to 13 high school girls in First Lady Michelle Obama’s mentorship program. The program, designed to help Obama’s mentees develop life skills, invited the NEFE HSFPP to demonstrate the importance of financial literacy.

Arlington (Va.) Public Schools teacher Lisa Moore takes the NEFE HSFPP to the White House on April 23, 2010.

“These young ladies were totally engaged in thinking through the questions [Lisa] threw at them, and then relating the lessons of budgeting to their own lives,” recalls John Parfrey, director of the HSFPP for the National Endowment for Financial Education, who attended the event. “The group was lively and engaged. It was truly exciting to behold.”

On May 4, Moore returned to Washington, D.C.—this time to the Eisenhower Executive Office Building next to the White House—to teach the same HSFPP lesson to a group of high school boys in President Barack Obama’s mentorship program.

“These events were historic for the NEFE High School Financial Planning Program and for the financial literacy movement,” says Parfrey. “After a journey of finding its way into the hands of seven million students over the past 25 years, it’s great for the HSFPP to make it to this grand stage.”

To learn more about the NEFE HSFPP, visit hsfpp.nefe.org.




  • Paul Golden

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