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2017 Financial Literacy Skills Summit

Massachusetts Financial Literacy Summit:

Empowering Families & Students with financial literacy skills

Monday, May 8, 2017

Hagan Center, Assumption College, Worcester, MA


Massachusetts Education & Career Opportunities, Inc. (MassEdCO) invites you to its FREE spring summit, in collaboration with Reach Higher Massachusetts.

Focus of Event:  Equipping students and families with better financial decision-making

Keynote Speaker: John Pelletier, founding director, Center for Financial Literacy, Champlain College, which has produced two 'report cards' that grade how well high schools in America teach personal finance (2015) and a state-by-state report card on adult financial literacy (2016).

Target Audience:  Representatives from school districts, nonprofit organizations, state agencies, and local and state elected officials.

The FREE event, includes

  • 8:30 Registration, Continental Breakfast & Networking with Colleagues
  • 9:30 Opening Remarks & Keynote Address
  • 11:00 Panel Discussions with time for the audience to ask questions and join the discussion

Invited speakers and panelists include:

  • U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (remarks) who serves on the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee;
  • Massachusetts Sen. Michael Moore (accepted), co-chair of the Massachusetts Legislature's Joint Committee on Higher Education;
  • Joanne Dashiell (accepted), manager of professional services, American Student Assistance (ASA);
  • Julie Lammers (accepted), managing director - consumer advocacy and government relations, ASA; and
  • Martha Savery, director - public affairs, MEFA.

RSVP by Monday, May 1, by filling out our online form.

For more information, contact Diane at 508.754.6829 ext. 3028 or .

Many thanks to our sponsors:

  • Gold: MEFA (Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority)
  • Silver: ASA (American Student Assistance)
  • Bronze: Seven Hills Foundation & Affiliates

If you would like to help MassEdCO continue its good work, visit our donation page.

Release Date: 
April 18, 2017