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Here are some useful links to other organizations that promote economic and financial literacy among students of all ages. National Council on Economic Education (NCEE)
"The National Council on Economic Education (NCEE) is a nationwide network that leads in promoting economic literacy with students and their teachers. NCEE's mission is to help students develop the real-life skills they need to succeed: to be able to think and choose responsibly as consumers, savers, investors, citizens, members of the workforce, and effective participants in a global economy."
-NCEE Website Junior Achievement
"Junior Achievement uses hands-on experiences to help young people understand the economics of life. In partnership with business and educators, Junior Achievement brings the real world to students, opening their minds to their potential."
-Junior Achievement Website Jump$tart Coalition
"The Coalition´s direct objective is to encourage curriculum enrichment to ensure that basic personal financial management skills are attained during the K-12 educational experience. The wheels of education do not need to be reinvented, they simply require balance."
-Jump$tart Coalition Website Federal Reserve Education
"The Federal Reserve System is committed to economic and personal financial education. Here you can find links to instructional materials and tools that can increase your understanding of the Federal Reserve, economics and financial education."
-Federal Reserve Education Website

National Council for the Social Studies
"Social studies educators teach students the content knowledge, intellectual skills, and civic values necessary for fulfilling the duties of citizenship in a participatory democracy. The mission of National Council for the Social Studies is to provide leadership, service, and support for all social studies educators."
-NCSS Website
KidsEcon Posters
"KidsEcon Posters (KEP) is a curriculum project of the Indiana Council for Economic Education, an affiliate of the National Council on Economic Education.  The KidsEcon Posters project is dedicated to giving teachers the tools they need to help their students understand the exciting economic world around them.  At the heart of the project are 22 colorful posters, each describing an important economic concept identified in the National Standards in Economics and in most state standards."
-KidsEcon Posters Website New Jersey Coalition for Financial Eduction (NJCFE)
"The goal of the New Jersey Coalition for Financial Education is to improve the personal financial literacy of New Jersey's citizens by promoting the teaching of personal finance to people of all ages. The Coalition believes that all citizens of New Jersey must have the financial literacy necessary to make informed financial decisions."
-NJCFE Website

Money 2000TM and Beyond
"Money 2000TM is a program that was conducted by Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station (NJAES) Cooperative Extension between 1996 and 2000 to increase the financial well-being of New Jersey residents. Almost 2,000 households enrolled and were encouraged to set a personal financial goal to increase savings and/or reduce debt. By January 2001, participants had collectively improved their net worth by more than $7 million. "
-Money 2000TM and Beyond Website Stockton Center for Economic & Financial Literacy (SCEFL)
"The Stockton Center for Economic and  Financial Literacy houses the southern regional office of the New Jersey Coalition for Financial Education (NJCFE). NJCFE is part of the Jump$tart Coalition for Financial Education, a non-profit corporation, to help bring financial literacy to persons of all ages. NJCFE also collaborates on programming in financial and economic literacy with the Council for Economic Education."
-SCEFL Website