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LOS ANGELES, March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – California educators seeking to improve the financial knowledge of their students will gather April 2 at the 2011 California Financial Literacy Conference for Educators at the Los AngelesConvention Center.

Attendees will:

  • Learn best practices from fellow educators who have implemented personal financial education programs.
  • Collect curriculum guides, workbooks and other tools that will help them easily deliver personal finance education in their classrooms.
  • Connect with not-for-profits, community groups and others who can provide volunteer support to help with personal finance education in the classroom.

The California Society of CPAs, CalCPA Institute and the California Jump$tart Coalition are co-hosting the conference. Featured speakers include John Hope Bryant, chairman of Operation Hope, Los Angeles, and Kathy M. Kristof, nationally syndicated financial columnist.

"A special feature of the conference is the introduction of our revitalized Financial Smarts for Teachers (FSFT) program," saysLoretta Doon, CalCPA CEO.

"Financial Smarts consists of seven units covering such topics as managing credit and how to buy a house. The units can help teachers become better stewards of their own finances and also provide them with financial information they can pass along to their students."

FSFT is jointly developed by the California Jump$tart Coalition, the California Council on Economic Education and CalCPA Institute.

Other conference activities include curriculum "speed dating," in which teachers can sample various financial education activities and games for kindergarten through 12th grade. The conference also will have panel discussions about successful financial education programs.

For additional information about the California Financial Literacy Conference for Educators, go tohttp://tinyurl.com/calcpaedconf.

About CalCPA

Headquartered in San Mateo, Calif., the California Society of Certified Public Accountants (CalCPA) (www.calcpa.org) is the nation's largest state accounting organization and the largest CPA association in California. It serves 36,000 members in public practice, private industry, education and government. Through CalCPA Institute, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, CalCPA members provide financial literacy programs to high schools and community groups.

About California Jump$tart Coalition

The California Jump$tart Coalition (www.cajumpstart.org) is a not-for-profit, Section 501(c)(3) organization affiliated with theNational Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy. Its mission is to improve the personal financial literacy of California's youth. Its members are individuals and organizations who recognize and support the lifetime benefits of personal financial education.

About John Hope Bryant

John Hope Bryant is founder, chairman and CEO of Operation HOPE, bestselling author of LOVE LEADERSHIP: The New Way to Lead in a Fear-Based World (Jossey-Bass), and a member of the U.S. President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability for President Barack Obama

 

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