A hands-on financial literacy program through Communities in Schools MidAmerica. Students complete a lifestyle survey where they describe their lives as 26-year-olds: their jobs, salaries, family, homes, even shopping habits and entertainment. CIS staff then compares their surveys with their current school performance and assigns fictional jobs, salaries and families. Students are then challenged to make ends meet using their salaries to purchase all the necessities of life: child care, transportation, groceries, homes, utilities, etc.; plus budget for fun things like vacations and entertainment. The program currently runs financial literacy programs for students in these cities:

Liberty

MISSOURI

OKLAHOMA

Tulsa

Arkansas City

Ashland

Atchison

Attica

Buhler

Kansas City

Liberal

Ottawa

Pittsburg

Shawnee-Mission

Sylvan Grove

Topeka

Ulysses

Winfield

Coffeyville

Dodge City

Emporia

Garden City

Hutchinson

KANSAS

FOR MORE INFO CONTACT

Sophie Archuleta

Sophie.Archuleta@CISMidAmerica.org

(785)555-5555

Anna Barger

Anna.Barger@CISMidAmerica.org

(785) 555-5555

WHY IS FINANCIAL LITERACY IMPORTANT?

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The average high school student can correctly answer only 48% of questions about the basics of personal finance.

(Jump$tart Coalition survey)

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The average college senior graduates with $2,800 in credit card debt and $18,900 in student loans.

(Nellie Mae)

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Only ¹⁄₃ of high school students could read a bank statement, balance a checkbook and pay bills.

(recent Schwab survey of teens)

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The number of 18 to 24-year-olds declaring bankruptcy increased 96% in 10 years. (Richmond Credit Abuse Resistant Education)

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32% of college students believe they were not adequately prepared for managing their money on campus.

(Harris Interactive poll)

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Only 26% of high school students understood credit-card interest and fees.

(Jump$tart Coalition survey)

upcoming events

October 4 - 2016

Winfield, KS - Winfield High School

 

October 5 - 2016

Arkansas City, KS - Arkansas City High School

 

October 12 & 13 - 2016

Topeka, KS - Topeka High School

 

October 18 - 2016

 Hutchinson, KS - Hutchinson High School

 

October 19 - 2016

Buhler, KS - Buhler High School

 

October 26 - 2016

Coffeyville, KS - Field Kindley High School

 

Noveber 3 - 2016

Kansas City, KS - Wyandotte High School

 

november 4 - 2016

Topeka, KS - Hope Street Academy

 

november 9 - 2016

Sylvan Grove, KS - Lincoln County Event

 

november 10 - 2016

Atchison, KS - Atchison High School

 

november 15 - 2016

Emporia, KS - Emporia High School

 

November 16 - 2016

Ashland, KS - Ashland High School

 

November 17 & 18 - 2016

Dodge City, KS - Dodge City High School

 

December 6 - 2016

Ottawa, KS - Ottawa High School

 

December 7 - 2016

Pittsburg, KS - Pittsburg High School

 

February 22 - 2017

Liberty, MO - Liberty North High School

 

March 1 & 2 - 2017

Topeka, KS - Topeka High School

 

march 28 - 2017

Liberty, MO - Liberty High School

 

April 6 - 2017

Kansas City, KS - Wyandotte High School

 

April 12 - 2017

Liberal, KS - Liberal High School

 

April 13 & 14 - 2017

Garden City, KS - Garden City High School

 

 

VOLUNTEER

Help teens make spending decisions on the necessities and luxuries they envision as part of their adult lifestyle. You will be provided detailed information and price sheets for your booth’s goods or services, so you can help the students decide how to spend their money. In fact, one student commented, “I like the fact that the volunteers just didn’t tell you what to do. They explained how things work.”

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Alumni Allies Barbecue! Join us in celebrating the summer and our fantastic student achievements and brainstorm for this upcoming school year. We will have burgers, soda and sides. Kids and family are welcome!

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Alumni Allies Barbecue! Join us in celebrating the summer and our fantastic student achievements and brainstorm for this upcoming school year. We will have burgers, soda and sides. Kids and family are welcome!

Alumni Allies Barbecue! Join us in celebrating the summer and our fantastic student achievements and brainstorm for this upcoming school year. We will have burgers, soda and sides. Kids and family are welcome!

CONTACT US

Communities In Schools of Mid-America, Inc.

2721 W. 6th Street, Suite E

Lawrence, Kansas 66049

info@CISMidAmerica.org

(785) 856-5190

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