National Expert to Discuss Financial Education in Pennsylvania During Lecture Open to Community!

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 a lecture, “Financial Education in Pennsylvania – Past, Present, and Future” 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.

The event is open to the public and the community is invited.  It is an ideal event for high school and college students, educators, families and policy makers.

huntMs. Hunt is a national expert in financial education with expertise in curriculum development, teacher training, and financial education policy. She 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 she served as the Director of Financial Education for Pennsylvania under Governor Rendell. Her work is inspired by the time she spent in the classroom as a math teacher in Virginia. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the College of William and Mary in Virginia and a master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

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!”

Refreshments will be provided at this no-cost lecture. Seating is limited.  RSVP online at

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 the University.

The University is located at 326 Market Street in Harrisburg, PA.