Archives: BBI co-sponsors FDIC Money Smart Train-the-Trainer Workshop

Thursday, June 19, 2008


The Money Smart Financial Education Program is a copyright-free curriculum designed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.  Train-the-Trainer is designed to train interested parties in teaching financial education to their constituencies.  The Money Smart curriculum includes an extensive section on "Accommodating Students with Disabilities." 

Cost: Free.


Seating limited to the first 30 people!
RSVP required by Monday, June 16, 2008.

Summary of June 19, 2008 Workshop

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Where: South Side Innovation Center, Syracuse, NY 13205


Disability advocates who work as benefits and employment / vocational specialists, adult services consultants, career resource coordinators, program directors, financial educator coordinators, and psychiatric center representatives at local disability advocacy organizations. 


Complimentary breakfast and lunch was served; the breakfast was sponsored by Cooperative Federal, "Syracuse's development credit union".  The training began promptly at 9 a.m., and concluded at 4 p.m. 


The trainers traveled from FDIC's New York Regional Office on Exchange Place in NYC at no cost.  FDIC's sole criteria is that a minimum of 15 people register.  The agenda encompassed a mixture of group discussions, class exercises, role-playing, introductions, ice-breakers. 


Attendees were awarded a Certificate of Completion by the FDIC representatives afterwards.  Thirty-five participants became certified to teach FDIC's curriculum, and the consensus of the day is that an imprint was left on Syracuse/Onondaga County. These professionals are now in a position to go out and teach financial education/literacy and asset-building principles in order to help their constituencies achieve economic sustenance and self-sufficiency. 

Future Workshops:

There was a waiting list of approximately 20 people, with one disability advocacy organization requesting a special training.  A second workshop is tentatively slated for Fall 2008.

Contact For More Information:

Me’Shae Rolling, BBI - Syracuse University 
Phone:(315) 443-8455 [voice] 

Related Information:

Sponsored by:

START-UP NY, a project of Onondaga County and its partners: