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Preparing Gen Z for a Financially Literate Future

Tuesday, April 6, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT

Preparing Gen Z for a Financially Literate Future

Presented by Dr. Dan Zapp, Senior Director of Research, EVERFI; and Gianna Gurga, Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher, Dag Hammarskjöld Middle School (CT)
Moderated by Chloe Sanducci, Schools Implementation Manager, EVERFI

Sponsored by EVERFI

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Even though Gen Z is three times more likely to have taken a financial education class than their millennial peers, preparing them for stresses like paying off college debt, getting a job, and buying a home have never been more imperative in this changing economy. With 46-56% of high-school-aged students not understanding what is factored into a credit report or credit history, today’s educators are called to better prepare middle school students.

In this edWebinar, hear from experts about effective strategies to teach financial literacy, as evidenced by a 2020 FutureSmart comparison study, and explore findings from the field about what makes financial literacy “click” for students. Whether your instruction is virtual, in person or hybrid, this presentation will equip you with the tools to prepare your students for their financial future.

This recorded edWebinar will be of interest to middle and high school teachers.


Dan ZappAbout the Presenters

Dr. Dan Zapp leads the data analysis, research development, and internal and external dissemination of findings for the research arm at EVERFI. He earned his Ph.D. in applied developmental psychology at George Mason University. Specifically, Dr. Zapp focuses on the development of critical concepts such as digital citizenship and financial literacy, as well as teaching young adults about substance abuse and sexual assault prevention, using educational technology. He has extensive experience in research methodology and advanced statistical analyses and has been adjunct faculty at GMU for several years.


Gianna GurgaGianna Gurga is a Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher at Dag Hammarskjöld Middle School in Wallingford, CT. She and her middle school students focus on sewing, financial literacy, entrepreneurship, interior design, and foods. Most recently, Gianna graduated with her Sixth Year in Educational Leadership and is an aspiring Administrator. Additionally, Gianna is an EVERFI Teacher Ambassador and serves on the FutureSmart Teacher Council.


Chloe SanducciAbout the Moderator

Chloe Sanducci was born and raised in northern New Jersey. She attended Rutgers University, where she studied criminal justice, biology, and dance. After graduating college, she moved out to the West Coast to join Teach for America’s Bay Area Corps. She taught seventh- and eighth-grade middle school math in Richmond, CA, and also coached an after-school program dance team. She received her teaching credential from Loyola Marymount University. After three years in California, Chloe moved back to the East Coast and continued to teach middle school math to the fifth grade at Williamsburg Collegiate Charter School in Brooklyn. Chloe has worked for EVERFI as a schools manager for over two years now and loves having the opportunity to work with teachers and students every day!


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Tuesday, April 6, 2021
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
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