September 16, 2019
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Next Gen Personal Finance to bring financial education professional development opportunity to Maine

Community Author: Mary Dyer
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Hannah Bobker | BDN
Hannah Bobker | BDN

AUGUSTA — The Maine Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy is pleased to announce that it is partnering with Next Gen Personal Finance to offer Maine teachers a free summer training opportunity. In August 2018, NGPF will deliver three one-day personal finance professional development workshops around the state. Since its inception in 2014, NGPF has conducted dozens of FinCamp trainings across the country and, according to NGPF Founder and CEO Tim Ranzetta, the organization is excited for this chance to collaborate with Maine teachers.

NGPF, a non-profit based in California, is driven by its mission to support the financial wellbeing of America’s students. Its free high-school personal finance curriculum features engaging classroom resources to facilitate lifelong money habits among students. In addition to coordinating professional development events for teachers nationwide, NGPF also strives to create a space for financial education innovation. Its blog posts, podcasts, webinars and much, much more deliver relevant content to educators far beyond its headquarters in Palo Alto.

Maine’s FinCamp workshops will take place at three separate locations: Aug. 8, in Portland at the University of Southern Maine; Aug. 9, in Bangor at the Sheraton Hotel; Aug. 10, in Bethel at Gould Academy. Each free workshop is identical, so select the date and location that suits you. Travel stipends, including overnight hotel accommodations, are also available upon request.

To register for one of these three training events, please visit http://mejumpstart.org. The registration links can be found on the “Summer Trainings” page located under the “Training & Initiatives” tab.

About Maine Jump$tart Coalition
The mission of the Maine Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy is to improve the financial knowledge of Maine citizens, with a special focus on pre-K through college students, including adult learners. Working collaboratively, the Coalition seeks to increase awareness and provide training and support to Maine educators while also promoting educational resources and fostering communication among agencies and individuals who provide financial education to Maine families. For more information, visit http://mejumpstart.org/.