Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot joins the MCEE Honorary Board

February 08, 2021 9:44 AM | Anonymous

The mission of the Maryland Council on Economic Education is to assure that Maryland’s school children leave high school equipped with the economic knowledge and decision-making skills they need to make informed decisions as consumers, workers, citizens, savers, investors and participants in the global economy.  We are excited to announce that Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot has joined our Honorary Board of Trustees to help us raise awareness and support for expanding our economic and financial education initiatives statewide.

Throughout his many years of public service, Comptroller Franchot has long been a supporter of economic and financial education for Maryland’s youth. Upon joining the Board, Comptroller Franchot remarked, “Economic education is critical to lifting generations out of poverty and building strong futures. We must ensure core financial principles are instilled in every student and young adult so they can pursue a good-paying job and a high quality of life that is the foundation of the American dream. I am honored to serve as an honorary member of the MCEE board and look forward to bringing a fresh perspective to this important initiative.

Julie Weaver, Executive Director of the Maryland Council on Economic Education, noted that she is thrilled to be working more closely with the Comptroller’s Office.  “One of our foundational goals is to provide access to critical economic and financial education to all students in Maryland, and overcome structural barriers to knowledge that have existed for centuries and kept marginalized communities in poverty.  We share this mission with the Comptroller and are excited to have his support as we work to accomplish this critical goal.”

The Maryland Council on Economic Education focuses on supporting teachers by offering comprehensive professional development education to raise their skills and confidence in teaching the Maryland Financial Literacy Standards in their classrooms.  MCEE offers free training, resources, lessons, and programs like the Stock Market Game and the Maryland Economics and Personal Finance Challenge Programs for students throughout Maryland.

For more detailed information about Maryland Council on Economic Education, their programs, upcoming workshops, videos, events, and other additional information, click HERE.


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