Financial literacy councils are at all levels of government and in all types of organizations. Now, communities are starting their own groups to improve the financial education of their young people.
Many states also recognize the need for a comprehensive, coordinated statewide effort to improve the financial literacy of their citizens. Only a handful have taken action. Tennessee has established the only Financial Literacy Commission in the nation. Wisconsin, Florida, and North Carolina have created Financial Literacy Councils. All groups realize the importance of developing financial literacy at a young age and focus on developing curriculum and training teachers at the elementary school level.
Financial Literacy Councils and Commissions Directory
|Council or Commission||Where to Find Them|
|Tennessee Financial Literacy Commission||Tennessee Department of Treasury website|
|Wisconsin Governor’s Council on Financial Literacy and Capability||Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions website|
|Florida Literacy Coalition||Florida Literacy website|
|North Carolina Financial Literacy Council||NC DOJ website|
|District of Columbia Financial Literacy Council||DC.gov website|
|U.S. Financial Literacy and Education Commission||U.S. Treasury website|
|The President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability||U.S. Treasury website|
Do you have specific community groups that you would like to feature or other financial literacy councils or commissions that we are missing? Let us know and we’ll be happy to add them.