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Extension Service offering financial literacy workshop

One of the needs many point to in Mississippi to improve quality of life here in the state in financial literacy, and a program offered through the Mississippi State University Extension Service is looking to address that issue.

Extension is offering its Dollars and Sense 2013: Financial Education for the Classroom workshop to anyone who teaches financial education in the classroom, community or home school setting.

The free, one-day event will be held at four MSU interactive video conference sites from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Oct. 18. Participants will receive free curricula and ideas from experts on how to teach financial topics in class. Teachers can arrange to earn a half professional development credit unit upon completion.

The workshop will feature free materials available from the National Endowment for Financial Education’s High School Financial Planning Program. Partnering with MSU on this training are experts from Federal Reserve Banks, the Mississippi Council on Economic Education and the Mississippi Credit Union Association.

The workshop is available at the Central Research and Extension Center in Raymond, the Coastal Research and Extension Center in Biloxi, the Grenada County Extension office and the Alcorn County Extension office.

For more information, contact Suzie Manning in MSU’s School of Human Sciences at suzie@humansci.msstate.edu or (662) 325-3080.



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