More than 320 seventh and eighth grade students at El Dorado Middle School learned how to be Money$mart by attending an event on April 26 hosted by the KCUA and Kansas State Treasurer Ron Estes’ Office.
Money$mart instructors: Adrianne Basham, Haley DaVee, Chris Wolgamott, Shelley Downs and Kristin Smet.
Holly Terrill teaches a student about budgeting.
Chris Wolgamott, Community Development Liaison for Meritrust Credit Union, coordinated the event.
Volunteers from Wichita State University Dean’s Ambassadors, KCUA and six area credit unions (Central Star Credit Union, Credit Union of America, Meritrust Credit Union, Mid American Credit Union, TECU Credit Union, and White Eagle Credit Union) presented the curriculum and guided students through the five lessons—ranging from budgeting and saving to interest and goal-setting.
"Helping Kansas citizens to make responsible financial decisions will promote financial growth and healthier families well into the future,” said Treasurer Ron Estes, "Financial knowledge is the key to empowering an individual or family to become more financially secure and independent.”
KCUA would like to thank all credit unions in south central Kansas for supporting such a great financial literacy event!
For more information on how your credit union can coordinate a Money$mart event, contact Haley DaVee, (800) 362-2076, ext. 3101.