Teaching financial literacy in schools is an important part of the Brazilian National Strategy on Financial Education (ENEF). Following a successful pilot, it is being integrated into the high school curriculum in an approach that incorporates case studies on financial literacy within mathematics, language/literature, science, sociology and other disciplines. Evaluation of the pilot study in 891 high-schools across six states found that the average level of financial proficiency, financial autonomy and attitude to savings was higher among students receiving such education. There was also an impact on the students’ families, with an increase in financial knowledge among parents and more families drafting a household budget. The government will also pilot financial education in primary schools.
Mr. Emanuele spearheaded the founding of one of the three major programs of the Fremont Education Foundation which is named after him. The Guy Emanuele Sports Fund provides grants for students who face economic need so that they can participate in after-school high school and junior high school sports in Fremont's Unified School District. The GESF also awards grants to elementary schools for the boys and girls basketball leagues. A memorial is scheduled from 4:30 to 6 . January 23 at Logan High School's Guy Emanuele Jr. Pavilion, 1800 H St., Union City.