The ringing of the opening bell at the NYSE recently launched the first phase of the industry-wide Stand Up 4 Financial Literacy Campaign.
Organizers are asking the financial services community to register at the Stand Up 4 Financial Literacy website to receive ongoing information about this historic volunteer effort. They are also planning a series of golf events and webinars over the next year to promote financial literacy. Register to receive an invitation to the next webinar.
To listen to the first webinar, click here and provide your name and contact information.
“We have a one-year mission to engage industry leadership, raise awareness, and gain critical financial support for phase two, set to launch in April of 2015,” says Sarano Kelley, co-founder of The Kelley Group, who is spearheading the Stand Up 4 Financial Literacy Campaign.
“Over the next six years, we hope to sound an alarm about the dangers of financial illiteracy, to summon the support of 30,000 volunteers, and begin to put critical life skills and tools into the hands of at-risk teens and young adults. We need everyone’s help.”
Stand Up 4 Financial Literacy is pairing with ProSocial and Golf GCX to accomplish its first-year objectives. The first webinar took place April 4th. Webinars will continue throughout the summer, and starting in the fall of 2014, Kelley and other StandUp4FL partners will begin hosting intimate golf events across the country.
The end goal is to have 30,000 volunteers in place in the nation’s high schools, to teach financial literacy concepts.
“It’s critically important for us to have 30,000 volunteers by 2020 to show the nation that as an industry we are willing to stand up for our children and the financial future of the nation. As part of that commitment we are asking you to forward this newsletter to the financial advisors you know who share our concern and ask them to register at the www.standup4fl.org website. We need you in our campaign and in our classrooms.”