Each month, Harrisburg University hosts a free discussion open to the community examining financial literacy. This talk is part of the Financial Literacy Education Series at HU, organized by Dr. Jay Liebowitz, Distinguished Chair of Applied Business and Finance at Harrisburg University.
Financial Education in Pennsylvania – Past, Present, and Future
& Winners of Financial Literacy Essay Contest Announced!
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., April 19, 2017 (Auditorium)
How is financial education taught in elementary and secondary schools across Pennsylvania? Which schools require a course in personal finance for graduation? What can be done to increase the quality and quantity of financial education in Pennsylvania schools? These questions and more will be addressed in this lecture by financial literacy expert, Hilary Hunt. Based in the Harrisburg area, Hilary is recognized nationally for her work in financial education and offers both a local and national perspective on K-12 financial education. Her lecture will feature information on trends in financial education in Pennsylvania over the past two decades as well as steps those interested in promoting financial education can take within their own communities.
About the Speaker: Hilary Hunt is a national expert in financial education with expertise in curriculum development, teacher training, and financial education policy. Hilary currently serves as director of the Making Cents Project – a cooperative effort of the Pennsylvania Department of Education and Penn State University. In addition to this work, she works with a variety of clients as a financial education consultant with recent clients including the Discovery Channel, American Bankers Association, and Council for Economic Education. Previously Hilary served as the Director of Financial Education for Pennsylvania under Governor Rendell. Hilary’s work is inspired by the time she spent in the classroom as a math teacher in Virginia. Hilary holds a bachelor’s degree from the College of William and Mary in Virginia and a master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania.
Winners of Essay Contest Announced! During the event, Harrisburg University will announce the winners of its statewide essay contest for Pennsylvania high school students, “What Does Financial Literacy Mean to Me!”