University of Maryland Extention Financial Education Programs

Event Information
Date: 
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 to Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Event Address: 
All Counties
All Counties, MD 21032
United States
Brief Description of Event: 
The poverty and subsequent hunger that exists in every community can be reduced by empowering children with early financial capabilities, trickling financial empowerment up through parents and caregivers, and spreading lessons and resources out to Maryland schools and afterschool programs. University of Maryland Extension provides basic financial education for young people and adults through research-based programs, often in collaboration with non-profits and community organizations. Particular to youth financial education, UME educators are currently involved in schools, afterschool programming, 4-H Clubs across the state and work with children and youth at risk and their families. UME Educators, specialists in adult education, adapt youth financial education curricula to deliver train-the-teacher/youth leader sessions to expand the scope and diversity of outreach. In addition, UME has become a recognized facilitator of advance training for personal finance educators through the Personal Finance Seminar for Professionals, an annual conference that provides training and updates on matters relevant to helping the individuals and communities that we serve. :::::: Check programs for adults, family, and youth here: [1] https://breathingroom.umd.edu/2019/10/03/october-is-reading-and-financial-literacy-month-in-maryland/ [2] https://extension.umd.edu/money [3] https://extension.umd.edu/topics/money :::::: In 2018, the University of Maryland Extension (UME) Financial Wellness Team conducted numerous programs across the state of Maryland. There was a total of 333 programs that were facilitated. For direct services, we had a total of 8182 participants; 272 of which were professionals or volunteers that were trained in a train the trainer program such as our Personal Finance Seminar for Professionals and our Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Training these professionals and volunteers indirectly impacts 226,062 consumers.
Organizations Involved
Sponsoring Organization: 
University of Maryland Extension
Organization to be Benefited: 
All Maryland Communities
Event Coordinator Phone: 
301-405-6869
Event Coordinator Information
Event Coordinator Name: 
Laura Wormuth
Event Coordinator Email: