FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:March 27, 2015
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Governor Signs Proclamation Declaring April Financial Literacy Month
TOPEKA, Kan. – Governor Sam Brownback signed a proclamation on March 27, 2015 declaring the month of April as Kansas Financial Literacy Month.
The proclamation states that financial literacy is essential to ensure that Kansans are well prepared to manage money, credit, investments and debt, and that personal financial education among today’s youth will contribute to the financial stability of tomorrow’s workforce and to the prosperity of the Kansas economy.
In attendance were members of Money Smart Month Kansas, an annual community outreach initiative that promotes and encourages financial awareness for all ages. Money Smart Month Kansas will be promoting a series of classes and workshops designed to help consumers make positive financial decisions throughout April. Among the key Money Smart Kansas 2014 events are:
--MSM Kansas City Grow Your Own Opening Event March 28, 2015, from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Jack Reardon Convention Center, 500 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, KS Free, family-friendly event will kick off MSM with workshops, games, prizes and more for all ages. Real-life entrepreneurs will share their stories and John Hope Bryant, renowned author and entrepreneur, will offer inspiring financial freedom tips and tools as part of his 150th anniversary Freedman's Bank Tour.
--Money Smart Day Topeka April 4, 2015, from 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, 1515 SW 10th Ave., Topeka, KS Free concurrent financial education sessions will be offered to the general public on a variety of topics.
--MSM Financial Freedom Expo in Wichita April 18, 2015, from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Urban Prep Academy, 2821 East 24th Street North, Wichita, KS Over 24 free financial education workshops, free credit reports, door prizes and more will be available.
Kansas’ celebration of Financial Literacy Month joins a national effort of businesses, agencies and non-profit organizations to promote personal finance education through a wide variety of programming.
To learn more about financial literacy events near you, visit: www.moneysmartkansas.org.Money Smart Month Kansas is a community initiative led in part by Office of Kansas Treasurer Ron Estes, the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Capital City Bank, Capitol Federal Savings Bank, Catholic Charities of NE Kansas, Communities in Schools of Mid-America, Housing and Credit Counseling, Inc., The Minerva Foundation for Financial Literacy, Kansas State University Research and Extension, The Center for Economic Education at Emporia State University, Kansas Jump$tart Coalition, Kansas State Department of Education, Kansas Department of Commerce, and the Office of the Kansas Securities Commissioner.