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CNBC to Host “Invest in Teachers: Ready. Set. Grow.” on May 5


Virtual Event in Partnership with the Council for Economic Education and Next Gen Personal Finance to Discuss Effective Ways of Implementing Personal Finance Education in Schools

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., April 26, 2021 – CNBC, First in Business Worldwide, today announced it will partner with the Council for Economic Education and Next Gen Personal Finance for "Invest in Teachers: Ready. Set. Grow." on May 5 at 4pm ET in celebration of National Teacher Appreciation Week.

CNBC Senior Personal Finance Correspondent Sharon Epperson will moderate a virtual discussion with financial and education experts about the most effective ways to implement personal finance education in schools. Additionally, teachers attending the event will receive personalized financial guidance from the panel of experts that will move them to the head of the class.

Featured speakers for "Invest in Teachers: Ready. Set. Grow." include:

·     Tiffany Aliche, Founder, The Budgetnista

·     Kevin Hooks, Chief Community Officer, Acorns

·     Brad Klontz, Psy.D., CFP, Financial Psychologist, Your Mental Wealth Advisors

·     Dan Otter, Executive Director, 403bwise

·     Lori Schock, Director of the Office of Investor Education and Advocacy, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

"CNBC is proud to put a shine on the educators who continue to tirelessly serve America's students through the most challenging time of our lives," said Mary Duffy, Vice President and Senior Executive Producer for Talent Development at CNBC. "We are thrilled to partner with the Council for Economic Education and Next Gen Personal Finance, both of which do incredible work with teachers across the country, and look forward to giving back to those who go above and beyond for our students by providing them with information to help guide their financial futures."

"We know that teaching personal finance in high school provides students with skills and knowledge that will help them navigate financial challenges and successes in life," said Nan J. Morrison, President and CEO of the Council for Economic Education (CEE). "We also know that teachers have questions, too. We're pleased to partner with CNBC, Next Gen Personal Finance and with educators across America to address questions about personal finance, from how to invest in yourselves and your families to how to encourage your schools, districts and states to set standards or establish personal finance graduation requirements."

"There's increased momentum in high schools across the country to teach personal finance," said Tim Ranzetta, Co-Founder of Next Gen Personal Finance. "We see that educators are the driving force behind that change. In the midst of a pandemic, they invested more than 130,000 hours in their own professional development, increased their confidence and stepped up to advocate for increased access to this essential course. We're excited to partner with CNBC and the Council for Economic Education to celebrate these amazing educators during Financial Literacy month."

This event is part of CNBC's Invest in You: Ready. Set. Grow. financial education initiative in partnership with Acorns, the financial wellness app. Invest in You: Ready. Set. Grow. is dedicated to helping every American make smarter decisions about how they save, spend, invest and protect their money. Our goal is to make sure all Americans – of every income level and ability, racial and ethnic background and gender orientation -- have access to information, strategies and advice to help make the best choices for their financial situation.

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