Never Too Young: Personal Finance for K-5 Learners

 Never Too Young is an elementary school level after-school program designed to instill a real-world understanding of personal finance and economics.  CCEE is partnering to train 20 staff from LA’s BEST, an afterschool enrichment program founded by former Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley. Structured in 12 units, the program can be taught to K-5 learners over the course of two to four months and teaches young students the basics of banking and credit, the cost of running a family, and the importance of cost-benefit analysis in making purchases. It is designed to be taught by after-school providers, with support from content experts.


CCEE has implemented Never Too Young in 20 elementary schools in high-impact, high-poverty areas in Los Angeles Unified School District, all located in East Los Angeles.  An independent evaluator has provided a final program report to highlight the gains. 

Roll-out Training for new California History-Social Science Framework

University of California Davis

Jan. 31st, 2017

The California Council on Economic Education is teaming up with other stakeholders in social sciences education across the state to help teachers implement the newly adopted History-Social Sciences (HSS) framework. This training will taken to various locales across the state and will feature comprehensive instructional support for all social sciences subjects, including economics, government/civics, history and geography. The new framework includes a greater role for personal finance instruction within the economics course. CCEE presenters will include Jim Charkins, Ph.D, and Joshua Mitton.


To find out more information, please contact Joshua Mitton at

Economics and Science of Concrete

Buena Park High School 8833 Academy Dr. Buena Park, CA 90621

Feb. 11th, 2017 - 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM


CCEE is pleased to partner with Project Cornerstone to provide teachers in the Los Angeles area this unique workshop that looks at how concrete through the lens of economics. The workshop will illustrate how concrete has been used by civilizations, like the ancient Romans, introduces an innovative trade activity, and helps students to test a hypothesis and apply mathematics and science concepts to this subject project.

The workshop is ideal for history, science and math teachers to collaborate and work in an interdisciplinary fashion.




For more information, contact Crystal Howard at (619) 284-8515 or


Every Teacher Counts – Los Angeles

Junior Achievement Southern California

Mar. 25th 2017 - 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM

Teaching personal finance can sometimes be daunting, especially if you feel unsure of your own personal financial fitness. This workshop, which is a collaboration with the California Council on Economic Education and Junior Achievement Southern California, presents the curriculum Financial Smarts for Teachers, a set of personal finance lessons specifically for teachers. In addition to the curriculum, teachers will have the opportunity to experience Finance Park, an immersive in-person budgeting simulation. Teachers who wish to provide personal finance instruction to their students will also receive curriculum and resources for their own classrooms.


For more information, please contact Joshua Mitton at 

Check back often for updates on current and future workshops!


Olympiad Webinars

CCEE will be providing webinars to teachers and students participating in the Economics, Personal Finance and Business Olympiad. Dates will be posted in January!

Check back often for updates on current and future webinars!


CCEE’s 2016 Annual Gala

The Jonathan Beach Club
850 Palisades Beach Rd., Santa Monica, CA 90403

Oct. 29th, 2016, 5:30pm - 9:00pm

Come join us for a fun night and to help honor leaders in economic and financial education! Sponsorship packages are available. Please contact Nick Linder at for more information or visit our Annual Gala page.

Check back often for updates on current and future fundraisers!


National Economics Challenge

Spring 2017

This signature contest of the California Council on Economic Education and the national Council for Economic Education will be taking place beginning in late-January with the online qualifying round. Top performing teams will advance to the northern-CA or southern-CA state final competition.

Northern CA State Final – April 3rd 2017 – San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank

Southern CA State Final – April 10th 2017  – Los Angeles Branch, S.F. Federal Reserve Bank

Personal Finance Challenge

Spring 2017

The 2017 Personal Finance Challenge is currently undergoing revisions.

A tentative date of April 11th 2017 has been scheduled for the California State Final.

Please check back soon for more information.

3rd Annual Economics, Personal Finance & Business Olympiad

California State University Fullerton, Steven G. Mihaylo Hall

Apr. 15th 2017 - 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

The Economics, Personal Finance & Business Olympiad is a unique contest in California that brings together students across the state in a diverse range of competition activities.

Students can participate in one or all of the following competition elements:

  • Personal Finance test
  • Business and Current Economic Events test
  • Stock Market Game
  • Business Plan Competition
  • Financial Fitness Video

For more information contact Joshua Mitton or Radha Bhattacharya, Ph.D,

Financial Advisers Contest

Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Los Angeles Branch

Nov. 29th, 2017

The California Council on Economic Education (CCEE) and the CFA Society Los Angeles (CFALA) are excited to host the FAC where students explore concepts in personal finance and provide financial advising services to a fictional client with a mock client profile. Students are challenged to assess client risk, consider time horizons and goals, and make recommendations for financial investments. The online portion is the first level of competition. The 20 advancing teams work with CFA mentors to create and present final presentations before a panel of judges at the Los Angeles Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank for cash prizes!

Contact Camille LaGrange,, for more information. 

Check back often for updates on current and future contests!


Annual Conference of California Association of School Economics Teachers (CASET)

Fall 2017

The California Association of School Economics Teachers (CASET) presents its 22nd  Annual Economics Conference.  Join us in Northern California to learn from best-in-class economics educators and join a robust network of like-minded teachers.


For more information, contact Donna Derbish at


2018 Annual Financial Literacy & Economics Teachers Conference

July 30, 2018 – July 31, 2018


The California Council on Economics Education (CCEE) & Center for Economic Education at California State University of Fullerton invite you to join us for this two-day Conference which will feature a diverse selection of professional development workshops on economic and financial literacy resources for teachers of middle and high school students. 


For more information visit 2018 Annual Financial Literacy & Economics Teachers Conference

To register, please visit our registration page

Check back often for updates on current and future conferences!

Community Events

2nd Annual Family Financial Fitness Day – Hawthorne Middle School

Hamilton High School, Los Angeles

Feb. 20th, 2015


Check back often for updates on current and future community events!


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