Hawaii Council on Economic Education

Hawaii Credit Union League is excited about partnering with Hawaii Council on Economic Education (HCEE). The mission of the HCEE is to promote and improve the teaching of economics in Hawaii’s public and private schools and increase the economic and financial literacy of Hawaii’s students and residents.

HCUL Family Involvement Committee supports HCEE and humbly asks for assistance to help get the word out. Since its inception, HCEE has trained thousands of public and private K-12 teachers across the state to broaden and deepen their knowledge of economic concepts and introduced methods, strategies, and resource materials to effectively teach economics and personal finance. Since 2002, HCEE has logged more than 27,970 teacher and student contact hours, providing economic and financial education to Hawaii's teachers, students, and the community.

HCEE also focuses on increasing public awareness of economic & financial literacy in Hawaii. HCEE supported U.S. Senator Daniel K. Akaka’s successful effort to increase federal support for economic & financial literacy. Additionally, outreach programs have been designed to stimulate student and teacher interest in economics and personal finance.

Hawaii Economics Challenge is a high school competition designed to showcase outstanding high school economics students and courses in Hawaii. Student teams of 3-4 members participate in two divisions. During initial rounds, students tackle fun and challenging written tests of their economic understanding and their reasoning ability. The final rounds of the Economics Challenge involve a "first-to-the-buzzer" format as teams answer questions on economic concepts and theories involving micro- and macroeconomics, international economics, and current events.

Economics Through the Eyes of Children Calendar Contest is a contest for students to illustrate basic economics concepts.

Stock Market Simulation is a free online tool that helps students grades 3-12 learn how the stock market works. For more information on HCEE please visit www.hcee.org.