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FDIC Hosts Financial Education Webinars for Teachers

August 2, 2016
Media contact:
Julianne Fisher Breitbeil
(202) 898-6895

As the summer winds down and children prepare to start a new school year, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is highlighting the agency's free financial education tools that can help teachers explain saving, borrowing, and other key financial concepts to young people with two, no-cost webinars.

On Wednesday, August 3, and Thursday, August 4, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. ET, the FDIC and the Jump$tart Coalition will host two webinars that introduce free tools for teaching key lessons about money to children from Pre-K to Grade 12. The interactive webinars will discuss the Money Smart for Young People curriculum series and offer ideas for educators. These free tools can help educators teach young people skills for making lifelong, sound financial decisions.

The FDIC believes that financial education has the power to help children and youth achieve their financial goals throughout their lives. Materials available in the FDIC's Teacher Online Resource Center are designed to help teachers in the classroom. They include age-appropriate lesson plans from Money Smart for Young People for immediate download, resources for parents, and short videos.

To register for the webinar, participants may clink on the links below. For additional questions regarding the webinars, please send an e-mail to


Congress created the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation in 1933 to restore public confidence in the nation's banking system. The FDIC insures deposits at the nation's banks and savings associations, 6,122 as of March 31, 2016. It promotes the safety and soundness of these institutions by identifying, monitoring and addressing risks to which they are exposed. The FDIC receives no federal tax dollars—insured financial institutions fund its operations.

FDIC press releases and other information are available on the Internet at, by subscription electronically (go to and may also be obtained through the FDIC's Public Information Center (877-275-3342 or 703-562-2200). PR-65-2016