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K-12 Financial Literacy & Wellness Outreach


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Get on-track with your finances by enhancing your money decision- making through knowledge.


 
Why is this so important? The National Financial Educators Council (NFEC) defines financial literacy as: 

        “Possessing the skills and knowledge on financial matters to confidently take effective action
                   that best fulfills an individual’s personal, family and global community goals.”

Your financial well-being depends on what you know and what you do. The University of Colorado Denver's K-12 Outreach Financial Literacy and Wellness Program's maintains a focus to simply to provide awareness, improve financial mindsets, and enhance personal and financial well-being for  a lifetime. This program also offers one-on-one personal appointments, a variety of presentations and on-line learning sources to enhance your efforts toward financial responsibility. If you learn to be financiw​al responsible NOW, you'll graduate from high school and college with the necessary tools to make sound financial decisions.

 
National Standards in K-12 Personal Finance Education have been published by the National Jump$Start Coalition to guide classroom and developmental financial literacy education with helpful and valuable tools and materials for in a school or home setting with six main focal points:  1) Credit and Debt; 2) Spending and Saving; 3) Employment and Income; 4) Investing; 5) Risk Management and Insurance; and 6) Financial Decision Making.

 
CU Denver's K-12 Financial Literacy and Wellness Outreach programs offers free workshops to support these standards.  Some workshop topics include: Budgeting and Spending​, Student Loan Repayment, Your Credit Matters, etc.  We can also customized our workshop and presentations to support your educational programming goals or needs.  Checkout the Financial Literacy & Wellness Program website at www.ucdenver.edu/financial-wellness on a regularly basis to review updated materials; register for upcoming events and presentations; to schedule an appointment or request a presentation; or to look for valuable resources and tools.  For questions, please send an email to Lesa Briggs at lesa.briggs@ucdenver.edu or  FinancialLiteracy@ucdenver.edu​.​


DISCLAIMER: CU Denver Financial Literacy Education is for informational and educational services only; NO ADVICE IS PROVIDED.

Educational services through the CU Denver Financial Literacy Education services are for educational services only. As a disclaimer, we do not provide investment, legal, debt consolidation, debt management or tax advice. The information provided is for general educational purposes only, and is not intended to substitute for the advice of your investment, legal, tax advisors and/or credit counselors or to be the basis of specific trading, investment or debt consolidation and management activities. If you need investment, legal, tax advice, and/or credit counseling, please consult with your professional and/or financial representatives.

The links to third-party financial resources are provided as a convenience for informational purposes only. The University of Colorado Denver or its Financial Literacy Education services neither endorses or approves any of the products, services or opinions of the entities or individuals associated with these links. Nor does The University of Colorado Denver or its Financial Literacy Education services bear any responsibility for the accuracy, legality or content of any external site associated with the links provided or any subsequent links.

  
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