Next Gen Personal Finance (NGPF) is a free high-school personal finance curriculum and professional development partner helping teachers, like Laurie Gardner, deliver essential money understanding in an easy-to-grasp, engaging way. Gardner, a Marine City High School teacher who uses the NGPF curriculum, was recently recognized on a national level by the educational entity as she was awarded the Neil Milner New Ideas Award to attend the JumpStart National Educator Conference. The Conference was conceived and launched under Milner’s leadership, with a good deal of his personal involvement. The Neil Milner Scholarship is awarded to a teacher who thinks outside the box and will never be satisfied in doing things the way they’ve always been done. The Marine City High School teacher said she was honored to receive the award by explaining that, “This is the first set of awards Jump$tart has given out to honor the past Chairman of the Board.” The award is a scholarship to attend next year’s conference in Atlanta which she believes will be a “ stellar professional development opportunity for personal finance teachers.”