FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 1, 2013
Media Contact: Caley Love Director of Communications Office of the Kansas Securities Commissioner 785-296-3580 firstname.lastname@example.org
TOPEKA, KS – Governor Sam Brownback signed a proclamation on March 22, 2013 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 Kansas, an annual community outreach initiative that promotes and encourages financial awareness for all ages. Money Smart Kansas will be promoting a series of classes and workshops designed to help consumers make positive financial decisions throughout April.
The Office of the Kansas Securities Commissioner is contributing its efforts for Financial Literacy Month by sponsoring a financial literacy program for Kansas high schools across the state. The Kansas Financial Scholars Program, which is available at no cost to any Kansas high school, is a 10-module, 6-hour, web based course, designed to facilitate teaching, learning and assessment of personal finance concepts in a format that resonates with today’s learners and educators. Educators interested in receiving more information or training to facilitate the program at their school should contact Shannon Stone, Director of Investor Education at the Securities Commissioner’s office at Shannon.Stone@ksc.ks.gov.
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 or find out about Financial Literacy events near you, visit: www.moneysmartkansas.org.
The Office of the Kansas Securities Commissioner is responsible for registration and regulation of securities offerings and those working in the securities industry in Kansas; investor education, investigation of illegal securities activities, and prosecution of securities-related crimes. For more information about the Office of the Kansas Securities Commissioner, go to www.ksc.ks.gov or visit our Facebook page facebook.com/Kansas.Securities.