The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) has long encouraged financial institutions to identify opportunities to bring the unbanked and underbanked households into the banking system.  As part of this effort, the FDIC developed Money Smart, a free financial education resource to help consumers avoid predatory practices and shape their financial futures.

This webinar will provide an overview of the Money Smart curriculum and discuss how it can be used in the classroom. The curriculum includes lessons in the following areas; Financial Planning, Spending and Budgeting, The Importance of Saving, Managing Your Paycheck, and Financing College. We will also hear how one YCC grantee is teaching financial literacy in their program.
Featured Speakers:
Maisha Meminger, Division of Youth Services, DOL (Moderator)
Tracie G. Morris, Senior Community Affairs Specialist, FDIC
Kris Somerville, Academy of Finance, St. Paul Public Schools


  • Learn how to access and use the FDIC’s free financial education resources.
  • Discover how this innovative standards-aligned curriculum can be incorporated into subjects such as English language arts, Mathematics and Social Studies.
  • Learn about other free federal resources.
  • Discuss how Financial Literacy can be integrated into your YCC program.