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California Teachers Recognized for Personal Financial Education Efforts

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McKinleyville and Tarzana High School Educators Receive Awards from California Jump$tart Coalition

February 10, 2010 - The California Jump$tart Coalition is pleased to announce the winners of its Financial Literacy Educator Awards.  Greg Delahoussaye, of the Economics and Social Sciences Department at Sherman Oaks Center for Enriched Studies in Southern California and Diane Howard, Chair of the Career Technical Education Department at McKinleyville High School in Northern California are being recognized for their work in bringing financial education to their students. Both educators have further distinguished themselves with their efforts to work with teens outside the classroom and bring community resources into the school to teach about wise use of money, setting goals, and building careers.

“Our children and young adults must learn about money to succeed in this challenging and complex world,” says Karen Anderson, Chair of the California Jump$tart Coalition, “ so it’s encouraging to have teachers developing innovative ways to teach to our youth”.  California schools do not require education on money management topics such as using credit, saving, budgeting and investing.

Both educators were nominated by members of the California financial community and selected by the Board of California Jump$tart to receive recognition and $2500 awards, which are generously sponsored by Citi, to their schools' financial education efforts.