FOCUS Train the Trainer Sessions  
FOCUS Train the Trainer Sessions

Foundation FOCUSAs part of the Foundation FOCUS financial literacy campaign, the Cornerstone Credit Union Foundation invites you to attend a FREE  FOCUS training session, featuring the NEFE (National Endowment for Financial Education) High School Financial Planning Program (HSFPP) and the award-winning BizKid$ Program. These “Train the Trainer” sessions are open to credit union staff, teachers, and community partners who are interested in teaching or distributing the NEFE HSFPP and BizKid$ program.   

Revised in 2013, the NEFE HSFPP is a turnkey financial literacy program specifically focused on basic personal finance skills that are relevant to the lives of pre-teens, teens, and young adults.  Organized into six module topics (planning, borrowing, earning capability, investing, financial services, and insurance), the program includes six topical Student Guides, an assortment of 45-minute teacher lesson plans, and a growing collection of online resources and learning activities.

BizKid$ is a financial literacy initiative that includes an award winning TV series, free classroom curriculum, outreach activities, a website and a monthly online newsletter targeting children 9 – 16 years old.

Participants will receive teacher lesson plans, student workbooks, and practical hands on content training. 

Dates & Locations

Austin - September 30
University FCU Plaza Events Center
Capitol & Barton Springs Rooms
8303 North Mopac Hwy.
Austin, TX 78729

San Antonio - October 16
Generations FCU
6000 N.W. Loop 410
San Antonio, TX 78238
Phone: 210-224-3561

Business casual attire is appropriate. Arkansas and Oklahoma dates TBD.


9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Arrival and Registration
9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Welcome
The Foundation FOCUS Campaign
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Introduction Exercise
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. An Overview of the "NEW" High School Financial Planning Program Supplementary Materials Available with the Program Web-Site Portals
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Small Group Study of Content, Activities, and Resources of the HSFPP Instructor Manual in Preparation for Group Presentations
12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. 10 Minute Unit Presentations on the HSFPP Materials
5 Minute Q&A Following Each Presentation
2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Introduction & DVD Screening of BizKid$ Episode 101
2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. BizKid$ Lesson Plan & Activities
3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Wrap-Up
How to Implement Financial Education in Your Community


No cost for the training and materials. Although there is no cost, if you register and do not attend you will be billed $25.00. A one-day advance cancellation notification is required.

Pre-registration is required!

Open to all credit unions, teachers, & community partners.

Deadline for registration is 3 days prior to training session. Please note that the minimum requirement to hold a training is 12 attendees – all trainings are subject to cancellation.