Fostering financial literacy in Maine schools

A daylong conference will offer educators tips on integrating financial literacy into the school environment.

The Maine Jump Start Coalition and Maine Department of Professional and Financial Regulation are teaming up for a second year to offer a daylong conference on teaching financial literacy in Maine schools.

The Fostering Financial Literacy in Maine Schools Summit — which takes place May 12 at the Augusta Civic Center — will offer teachers, administrators, school counselors and others tips on offering lessons on financial literacy in the school environment.

The summit will feature workshops, plenary sessions, exhibitors and free online and classroom resources to help Maine students become financially literate adults.

Teachers who attend will be awarded six contact hours.

  • What: Fostering Financial Literacy in Maine Schools
  • When: Thurs., May 12, 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
  • Where: Augusta Civic Center, 76 Community Dr.
  • Registration: $25 fee, though 20 scholarships for school personnel are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Register online.
  • Additional information: A limited number of $100, substitute teacher reimbursement payments are available to school districts sending classroom teachers to the summit.
  • Contact: Alyson Cummings at alyson.b.cummings@maine.gov or 207-624-8551.