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An animated way to teach financial literacy

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 PostStar.com: Blake Jones Feb 19, 2012

A Lake George man is working to bring a financial literacy program to schools, banks - and even television.

Tony Intelisano, a local resident with a background in television syndication, has been working with downstate advertising executive Mark DiPippa to promote The Centsables, a group of animated superhero characters who deliver messages about financial fundamentals to children ages 6 to 12.

Intelisano said he came up with the idea because there seemed to be a lack of youth-oriented financial literacy programs in the marketplace. DiPippa created the characters and educational materials.

The pair has been developing the concept for about five years, and they said the subject matter has never been more important.

"It's more relevant today than when I first had the idea," Intelisano said, referencing the recession and financial crisis. He added that kids need to build the foundation of financial literacy early, because by high school they may have already picked up bad habits.

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Helping Students Understand Money is an Investment

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...in everyone's Future. 

A well done video to share with other adults, from HSBC

So far, we've put more than $2.5 million to work teaching high school students skills they'll bank on for a lifetime.Learn More

When students understand money, it really pays off. Watch now for a look at the world we'd like to see.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQY3DdOAQtU

Imagine what a little personal finance education could do to change kids' financial future. Each year, H&R Block Dollars & Sense provides grants, curriculum and scholarships to bring personal finance education to high schools and teenagers nationwide. Because we'd love to see teens learn things like balancing a budget and paying a car payment, before they're out on their own.

To see if schools near you are participating or to learn more about teaching teens money management skills, visit www.hrblockdollarsandsense.com.

Charles Schwab Foundation and Boys & Girls Clubs of America Announce Annual Innovation Award Winners

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Charles Schwab Foundation and Boys & Girls Clubs of America Announce Annual Innovation Award Winners for Creative Delivery of Financial Education
Teens Nationwide Learn Essential Lessons about Personal Finance through Innovative Implementation of the Money Matters: Make It Count(SM)Program

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 06, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- In an effort to recognize Boys & Girls Clubs across the nation that have gone above and beyond in teaching youth the basics of personal finance, Charles Schwab Foundation has announced the 2011 winners of the Innovation Awards. In their third year, the annual awards recognize Clubs that exemplify unique and enterprising techniques for delivering the Money Matters: Make It Count curriculum, a Charles Schwab Foundation and Boys & Girls Clubs of America teen financial education program. One Boys & Girls Club was selected from each of the country's five geographic regions for its demonstrated commitment to making personal finance education compelling and meaningful to today's youth. The following winners will each receive a $3,000 grant from Charles Schwab Foundation.

-- Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta (Georgia),

-- Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Washington (Washington),

-- Boys & Girls Club of Cheyenne (Wyoming),

-- Boys & Girls Clubs of Philadelphia (Pennsylvania), and

-- Boys & Girls Club of Dane County (Wisconsin).

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