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100 students attend KCUA fin lit camp
TOPEKA, Kan. (10/15/08)--About 100 middle school students attended the Kansas Credit Union Association’s Money$mart Financial Literacy Camp Friday.
Jim Holt (left), president/CEO of Mid-American CU, and Kristen Spear, Mid-American assistant to the CEO, assembled materials for the Kansas Credit Union Association’s Money$mart Financial Literacy Camp.
The Kansas Credit Union Association held a Money$mart Financial Literacy Camp to teach middle school students financial skills. (Photos provided by the Kansas Credit Union Association)
About 20 credit union leaders were in attendance at the day-long event, which was held at Truesdell Middle School in Topeka. The camp taught students leadership and financial skills. Students attended workshops on budgeting, saving, goal-setting, cash and credit. KCUA partnered with Kansas State Treasurer Lynn Jenkins to hold the camp. “Financial education is vital to the success of our state’s citizens and it must begin with our youth,” Jenkins said. “The Money$mart Financial camps are a perfect way to bring this invaluable information to young people so they can begin to understand how to make responsible decisions with their money.” The camp, endorsed by the middle school, was held on an in-service day, which means only teachers and administrations were required to report to school. The school opened for the camp so students could learn in an environment that was familiar to them.
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