Financial Literacy for Everyone

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On October 2nd in Philadelphia, NFL Pro Bowler, Super Bowl champion and Eagles’ strong safety Malcolm Jenkins, joined the Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities, the Pennsylvania Department of Education, the Pennsylvania State Treasury and Visa in an effort to help high school students sharpen their fiscal skills through the statewide expansion of Visa’s Financial Football video game.

Successfully launched in Pennsylvania in 2012, Financial Football has been used by thousands across the state in homes and classrooms. The Department of Banking and Securities and the Department of Education, along with the State Treasury, collaborated to renew and expand the statewide program, which includes an online component for all Pennsylvanians.

At Bodine High School, representatives from each department and Jenkins rolled up their sleeves and faced off with teams of students in a hard-fought, high energy game of Financial Football. Jenkins shared his personal experiences on the importance of money management with students.

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NFL Pro Bowler, Super Bowl champion and Philadelphia Eagles strong safety, Malcolm Jenkins, celebrates a touchdown while demonstrating Financial Football beside Robin L. Weissmann, Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities, to the students of Bodine High School.

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Joe Torsella, State Treasurer of the Pennsylvania Treasury Department, poses a question to Bodine High School students during a game of Financial Football.

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Joe Torsella, State Treasurer of the Pennsylvania Treasury Department, Robin L. Weissmann, Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities, Hugh Norton, Head of U.S. Financial Education at Visa, Malcolm Jenkins, NFL Pro Bowler, Super Bowl champion and Philadelphia Eagles strong safety, Ron Felder of the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency, and David Volkman, Executive Deputy Secretary of Pennsylvania Department of Education come together to launch an expansion of Financial Football, an engaging game geared towards instilling personal finance knowledge in students.

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Robin L. Weissmann, Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities, stands in partnership with Philadelphia Eagles’ Malcolm Jenkins as they join together to promote Visa’s Financial Football.

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David Volkman, Executive Deputy Secretary of Pennsylvania Department of Education, queues up Financial Football kickoff with 50 Bodine High School students.

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Robin L. Weissmann, Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities and Malcolm Jenkins, strong safety for the Philadelphia Eagles, celebrate a student getting a question right and gaining yardage in Financial Football.

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Joe Torsella, the State Treasurer of the Pennsylvania Treasury Department, stands among the students of Bodine High School waiting in anticipation to see if a student answered a question correctly in Financial Football.

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Students of Bodine High School leap to answer questions and gain yardage playing Visa’s Financial Football game while Robin L. Weissmann, Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities, serves as a coach.

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NFL Pro Bowler, Super Bowl champion and Philadelphia Eagles strong safety Malcolm Jenkins and David Volkman, Executive Deputy Secretary of Pennsylvania Department of Education, are joined by 50 students from Bodine High School for a showcase of Financial Football, an interactive game that tests personal finance knowledge.