Junior Achievement Named "Organization of the Year" by the Institute for Financial Literacy

Institute for Financial Literacy Announces Winners of the  2018 Excellence In Financial Literacy Education (EIFLE) Awards

The Institute for Financial Literacy (www.FinancialLit.org), a nonprofit 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization whose mission is to promote effective financial education and counseling, is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Excellence In Financial Literacy Education (EIFLE) Awards, which were presented today at a ceremony during the Annual Conference on Financial Education in Orlando, Florida. Now in its twelfth year, the EIFLE Awards were created to acknowledge innovation, dedication and the commitment of individuals and organizations that support financial literacy education worldwide. This year's competition was impressive and diverse, with submissions demonstrating the international importance of recognizing those at the forefront of financial education. After considering many strong nominations, the judges presented 11 EIFLE awards:

Organization of the Year: Junior Achievement

Educator of the Year - Derek D'Angelo

Adult's Book: General - Make Your Kid a Money Genius (even if you're not) By: Beth Kobliner

Adult's Book: Investing and Retirement Planning - Wealth by Virtue By: Chad Gordon

Adult's Education Program: Money Management - Adult Financial Literacy Library Program By: Credit Counseling Society

Adult's Education Program: General - Military Families Learning Network Personal Finance Concentration Area By: eXtension, Cooperative Extension System

Children's Book: General - Counting with Common Cents: Dime's Quest By: Deirdre McCarthy

Children's Education Program: Financial Responsibility and Decision Making - Pet Shop By: CPA Canada Financial Literacy

Children's Education Program:  General - Girl Scout Financial Literacy Badges Made Easy By: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

Children's Education Program: Planning and Money Management - Águila y Sol. Esto no es un volado By: Asociación mexicana de afores A.C. (AMAFORE)/ Museo Interactivo de Economía (MIDE)

Instructional Game of the Year - Official Money Game for Students By: Money Savvy Generation, Inc.                                                                 

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About the Excellence in Financial Literacy Education (EIFLE) Awards

Established in 2007, the mission of the EIFLE Awards is to promote the effective delivery of consumer financial products, services and education by acknowledging the accomplishments of those that advance financial literacy education. The EIFLE Awards dinner is held each year during the Annual Conference on Financial Education.

About the Institute for Financial Literacy

The Institute for Financial Literacy is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization whose mission is to promote effective financial education and counseling. As a national authority on adult financial education, the Institute advances professionalism and effectiveness in the field of financial literacy by setting the National Standards for Adult Financial Literacy Education™, hosting the Annual Conference on Financial Education™, presenting the Excellence In Financial Literacy Education (EIFLE)™ Awards, and administering certifications through Fincert.org™. For more information about the Institute, visit www.FinancialLit.org or call 207-873-0068.

Media Contacts:

Ed Grocholski
Junior Achievement USA
719-540-6165
ed.grocholski@ja.org

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