The Center For Financial Literacy
About the Center
Established in 2010, Champlain's Center for Financial Literacy (CFL) was designed to promote and develop financial literacy skills among individuals, allowing them to make more sound decisions about spending, credit, debt, investments, and complex financial situations such as buying a home and saving for retirement. The CFL is nationally acclaimed for its efforts to increase the personal finance knowledge of our citizens and has become the credible, go-to source for national media coverage of financial literacy.
CFL in Action: Shaping a National Conversation
The CFL serves individuals and communities across the United States through its extensive research in and advocacy of financial literacy. This important work has ultimately helped shape the national conversation around financial education—the CFL's National Report Cards have informed financial literacy debates nationwide and have been used by task forces and commissions across the country to increase financial literacy in their states.
The CFL focuses a majority of its efforts on creating programs and conducting trusted research for educators to help their students develop financial literacy and continuously improve their own delivery of financial education. For example, resources include the award-winning board game Awesome Island and the professional learning community website TeachFinLit.org.
The CFL's innovative and nationally recognized graduate-level training for K-12 educators is designed to confer the confidence, knowledge, and resources they need to teach personal finance.