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Money Matters National Education Day
September 10, 2015

 

“What a rush and a sense of accomplishment you feel after talking with students about their future and understanding their paychecks,” said first-time participant Sherry Dwyer, Software Support and Training Manager of Optimum Solutions. “It was so interesting to see the students’ reaction when they realized the differences in a paycheck based on the types of taxes and the number of taxes deducted."

Help the American Payroll Association promote financial literacy by volunteering for Money Matters National Education Day! Send this letter to your school principal, along with the new and improved lesson to convince your local schools to participate. 2015 materials will soon be available to download.

Helping our kids understand their money has never been easier. All volunteer instructors receive an easy-to-use lesson plan and worksheets (for each student) to teach students at local high schools or youth groups about their paychecks, electronic payment methods like direct deposit and paycards, and the payroll withholding system.

We need you to be a champion of education and volunteer for this exciting event. As a thank you for your efforts, you'll get 1 RCH credit each year when you teach, and Chapter volunteers can register for the National Education Champions Contest.

Worried about the timing? You can teach the lesson any time in September and still qualify for 1 RCH credit and recognition from APA.

"The greatest gift you can give young people is an education about finances," said Tom Altier, CFO of Cybershift., Inc. "We provide tips and tools they need to make informed decisions with their money. Managing money effectively to meet present needs and future goals is a learned skill."

What is Money Matters National Education Day?
During Money Matters National Education Day, payroll professionals from across the country will unite to stop the spread of financial illiteracy. Volunteer payroll professionals will teach local high school students in their community the ins-and-outs of their paychecks, electronic payment methods like direct deposit and paycards, and the payroll withholding system.

What will volunteers teach?

APA has teamed up with the Council for Economic Education to create a special lesson for Money Matters National Education Day. This structured lesson, designed for students new to the workforce or about to enter the workforce, teaches the elements of a paycheck, the amount of taxes they can expect to have withheld, how those taxes are calculated and various options to receive their pay.

Each volunteer will receive a copy of this lesson after registering. You will also receive the lesson plan in your email upon volunteering. The lesson plan includes special workout problems, so each student can actually calculate their own paycheck!

How do I volunteer?

Volunteering is easy. Simply fill out the form below, and you'll be directed to the volunteer portal where you can download the materials. Once you've volunteered and downloaded the materials, begin contacting your local high school or youth group to reserve your spot for Sept. 10, 2015. You can teach the lesson any time in September and still qualify for your RCH credit and recognition from APA.

What do I receive for volunteering?

Each volunteer receives 1 RCH credit, recognition from APA's Executive Director, Dan Maddux for your volunteer efforts, plus all Chapter members who volunteer will be eligible for APA's National Education Champion Regional Contest.

Volunteer to Teach MMNED as a Team.
Are you teaching MMNED with some of your payroll friends? Now you can volunteer as a team! Ask your Team Leader to sign up first and create a new Teaching Team under "Select Your Teaching Team Name" below. After a new team is created, team members should select the team name when they come to this page to volunteer.

National Education Day Volunteer Form

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