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Financial Literacy & Education Resources

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For Adults [back to top]

  • Consumer Credit Counseling Service, Inc. has been serving Central and Western Kansas since 1985. We offer educational workshops to Kansas consumers age 6 to 96 on budgeting, money management, credit use and credit scores, homebuying, teaching kids about money, for parents how to raise money smart kids, couples and money, reducing debt, checking accounts, holiday spending, and many other topics. Workshops can be tailored to meet specific topic and time line needs. Universities and colleges, public and private schools, businesses, Churches, service agencies, and other organizations can contact CCCS to make arrangements for a workshop presentation at their location.
    Salina 800-279-2227 Wichita 888-257-6899
    http://www.kscccs.org
  • Housing and Credit Counseling Inc. offers a variety of classes about homeownership, credit cards, bankruptcy, identity theft and many other financial topics. The programs target various age groups: college students, homebuyers, seniors and many others. Classes are offered in various locations or you can schedule a class and have a speaker come and discuss a financial topic to your group.
    800-383-0217
    www.hcci-ks.org
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  • Kansas Saves is an on-line program that helps people set up savings accounts for future needs, i.e., a house, car, retirement, etc. The program helps you set up the account, and encourages regular deposits to meet your savings goal. The program also gives tips on how to save by cutting certain unnecessary expenses.
    www.kansassaves.org
    www.americasaves.org

    www.kansascitysaves.org

  • Money Smart is a program through the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation that helps adults become better educated about money and financial responsibility. The program is either offered through an on-line course available to individuals or the educational materials can be ordered so that the program can be taught to groups of people. Both on-line and educational materials are free.
    http://www.fdic.gov/consumers/consumer/moneysmart/index.html

College Age[back to top]

  • Consumer Credit Counseling Service, Inc. has been serving Central and Western Kansas since 1985. We offer educational workshops to Kansas consumers age 6 to 96 on budgeting, money management, credit use and credit scores, homebuying, teaching kids about money, for parents how to raise money smart kids, couples and money, reducing debt, checking accounts, holiday spending, and many other topics. Workshops can be tailored to meet specific topic and time line needs. Universities and colleges, public and private schools, businesses, Churches, service agencies, and other organizations can contact CCCS to make arrangements for a workshop presentation at their location.
    Salina 800-279-2227 Wichita 888-257-6899
    http://www.kscccs.org
  • Housing and Credit Counseling Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping the community by helping consumers achieve housing and financial goals. HCCI began as a grass-roots tenant's rights organization in 1972 and has grown into a multi-service organization with four offices throughout Northeastern Kansas.
    www.hcci-ks.org
  • The popular credit card literacy program, "The ABCs of Credit Card Finance," is now available online at http://www.theabcsofcredit.com. The free curriculum teaches high school juniors and seniors and college freshmen how to wisely choose and responsibly use a credit card. Now offered in two formats, teachers can choose to download the student primer, Trainer's Guide and PowerPoint Presentation for use in the classroom setting or students can independently complete the new interactive and animated program online. These educational materials are updated yearly to stay current with the industry. The 2011 edition contains the many changes resulting from the passage of the Credit CARD Act of 2009.

High School Age[back to top]

  • The Topeka Youth Project offers programs that help young adults find jobs and transition from school into a career. The programs aim to help local youth become successful in their careers so that they avoid involvement in high-risk behaviors.
    Contact- 785-273-4141 or topekayouthproject@hotmail.com
  • Welcome to the Real World is a program offered by the Kansas State extension office in conjunction with KSU Credit Union and teaches high school students how to manage their finances, how to explore career possibilities, write checks, balance income and expenses, pay bills and many other finance related topics.
    Contact - Jennifer R. Wilson jrwilson@oznet.ksu.edu
  • Youth Entrepreneurs of Kansas is a class offered in almost 20 Kansas high schools that teaches high school students about different aspects of business. The class teaches the students to think creatively, to be good employees and to be responsible in the business world. To see if the program is offered in your high school, or to find out more information about the program go to the Youth Entrepreneurs of Kansas website.
    http://www.yeks.org

Middle School Age[back to top]

  • Financial Foundations for Kids is a computer-based program that helps teach kids about financial literacy and economic principles. The program is suitable for children in grades K-8. All 75 lessons and teacher training are provided free to elementary and middle schools in Kansas. This courseware is brought to you by the Kansas Council on Economic Education.
    www.ff4kids.com
    Contact- Council on Economic Education 316-978-5183 or www.kcee.wichita.edu
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  • Teach Children to Save is a program offered through local banks and created for young children. The curriculum is put together by the American Bankers Association and is distributed by local banks. The goal is to get children to start saving early, so that they will practice good financial skills in the future. To see if this program is offered in your town, contact your local banks.
    http://www.aba.com/abaef/teachchildrentosave.htm
  • Money$mart Camps are financial management seminars created specifically for Kansas middle school students to teach sound, personal financial philosophies and practices in a fun environment that enhances leadership and teamwork skills.
    Generally, topics will include the importance of saving, budgeting, make wise money choices and credit information. Camps are sponsored by the State Treasurer's Office and a financial institution or business and are held throughout the state. For more information, contact the Financial Literacy Coordinator at the State Treasurer's Office, 785-296-3171 or go to http://www.kansasstatetreasurer.com.
  • Save @ School is a program where a financial institution partners with a local elementary school to implement a program that teaches 4-6th graders about basic money skills and encourages them to open savings accounts and to save on a regular basis. A curriculum that has been approved by the Kansas State Board of Education is provided by the State Treasurer's Office. This curriculum of twelve lesson plans is taught by the teacher and staff of the financial institution.

    For more information, contact the Financial Literacy Coordinator at the State Treasurer's Office, 785-296-3171 or go to http://www.kansasstatetreasurer.com.

  • The Topeka Youth Project offers programs that help young adults find jobs and transition from school into a career. The programs aim to help local youth become successful in their careers so that they avoid involvement in high-risk behaviors.
    Contact- 785-273-4141 or topekayouthproject@hotmail.com

Grade School Age[back to top]

  • Junior Achievement of Wichita is an organization that has financial literacy programs in schools in Wichita. Junior Achievement sends community volunteers into Wichita schools to help teach elementary students through high school students about economics.
    wichita.kansasja.org
    Contact- Staci Nelson 316-267-2248 or snelson@jawichita.org
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  • Junior Achievement of Northeast Kansas is an organization that has financial literacy programs in schools in northeast Kansas. Junior Achievement sends community volunteers into schools to help teach elementary students through high school students about economics.
    kansasja.org
    Contact- Linda Smith 785-235-3700 or linda@kansasja.org
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  • Financial Foundations for Kids is a computer-based program that helps teach kids about financial literacy and economic principles. The program is suitable for children in grades K-8. All 75 lessons and teacher training are provided free to elementary and middle schools in Kansas. This courseware is brought to you by the Kansas Council on Economic Education.
    www.ff4kids.com
    Contact- Council on Economic Education 316-978-5183 or www.kcee.wichita.edu
    An image of the financial foundations for kids logo
  • Kids' Club Savings Program is a program that allows elementary aged kids to open savings accounts during school and teaches them about financial responsibilities. The program is sponsored by First National Bank and has been implemented in Goodland and Colby.
    Contact- Gennifer G. House 785-890-2000 or gghouse@fnb.com
  • Teach Children to Save is a program offered through local banks and created for young children. The curriculum is put together by the American Bankers Association and is distributed by local banks. The goal is to get children to start saving early, so that they will practice good financial skills in the future. To see if this program is offered in your town, contact your local banks.
    http://www.aba.com/abaef/teachchildrentosave.htm
  • Save @ School is a program where a financial institution partners with a local elementary school to implement a program that teaches 4-6th graders about basic money skills and encourages them to open savings accounts and to save on a regular basis. A curriculum that has been approved by the Kansas State Board of Education is provided by the State Treasurer's Office. This curriculum of twelve lesson plans is taught by the teacher and staff of the financial institution.

    For more information, contact the Financial Literacy Coordinator at the State Treasurer's Office, 785-296-3171 or go to ttp://www.kansasstatetreasurer.com.