Education Resources Education Resources

Since 2014, the Boston Fed no longer offers educational programs for students and other visitors. Read about our current community development efforts and areas of focus here.

For those seeking award-winning classroom resources for teaching about money and banking, economics, personal finance, and the Federal Reserve, we highly recommend the St. Louis Fed's econlowdown website. K-16 educators can view videos and download lessons, whiteboard applications, readings, and PowerPoint presentations, or register as an instructor and enroll students in online courses. Additionally through this portal, teachers of all grade levels can earn three different types of educational credit for completing select online professional development courses. Finally, FederalReserveEducation.org is a one-stop gateway to all Federal Reserve System economic and personal finance education resources.

We encourage consumers to check out the CFPB website and the Federal Reserve Board’s Consumer Help portal, both of which offer valuable information and resources, including avenues for reporting unfair, deceptive, or otherwise abusive practices and submitting a formal complaint about a financial product or service provider.

For years, the Boston Fed has offered online games designed to engage both youth and adults in exploring a range of economic topics. These popular games, including “Peanuts & Crackerjacks” and “Showbusiness: The Economics of Entertainment”, are currently down for needed maintenance and will return for public use in the future. Updates on their availability will be provided as available.

Click here for Boston Fed’s education-related publications.

Fed Challenge

The Boston Fed continues to serve as host venue for College Fed Challenge (CFC), an annual competition for college students now organized by Bentley University. Participants play the role of the Federal Reserve by analyzing economic conditions and recommending an appropriate course for monetary policy. The competition encourages the development of important skills such as research and analysis, decision-making, argument formulation, and effective communication. For information about participating in CFC, contact Bentley University.