November 18, 2013
Round Rock, TX — The Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education (AFCPE®) has announced that the TG Financial Literacy Program has been named the recipient of their 2013 Outstanding Educational Program award. The nonprofit association provides professional development opportunities for financial educators, practitioners and researchers to improve the economic wellbeing of individuals and families worldwide.
"TG is honored to receive this auspicious award from AFCPE," said Sue McMillin, President and CEO of TG. "Our financial literacy consultants, led by Sharon Cabeen, have achieved great success at helping young adults understand the importance of learning valuable financial literacy skills, which enables them to make informed decisions about paying for college, and strengthens their future financial health."
The Outstanding Educational Program award is given to a program that demonstrates an impact in the field of financial counseling and planning. The program must include well-defined objectives and a target audience, and include content and methods that are innovative and audience-appropriate.
"We are very appreciative of AFCPE's recognition of our program," said Sharon Cabeen, TG senior director of student success and financial literacy operations. "This award reflects the important role TG plays in the financial literacy world — helping students understand the financial decisions they make before and while in college has a meaningful impact on their financial success after college."
The TG Financial Literacy Program helps teach essential skills for financial success, and assists professionals in developing, implementing and improving financial literacy initiatives within their schools or communities. The material is presented in short mini-modules covering a range of topics, such as managing credit, saving and investing, building spending plans, comparing employee compensation, and meeting college costs.
TG is a nonprofit corporation that promotes educational success to help millions of students and families realize their college and career dreams. TG provides critical support to schools, students, and borrowers at every stage of the federal student aid process — from providing information on how to pay for a higher education including financial aid options, to facilitating successful loan repayment after graduation.