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Throughout the year, Money Minded Illinois will hold a variety of community events.  Depending on the topic and activity, events will range from pre-K through adulthood.  Make sure to check back here often to learn about our programs.

 

The Future of Education: Inquiry-Based Learning
Helping Students Become Career Ready

 

On Wednesday, May 9th, join us for a panel discussion moderated by Treasurer Frerichs with:

 

  • Katie Elvidge, ISBE Social Science Content Specialist, Center for Educational Initiatives at Illinois State University
  • Jonathan Furr, Executive Director of Education Systems Center, Northern Illinois University
  • Shawn Healey, PhD, Program Director, McCormick Foundation
  • Luanne Mayorga, President & Executive Director, Econ Illinois

Location: Northern Illinois University, Naperville Campus, 1120 East Diehl Rd, Naperville, IL

Time: 9am-9:30am Coffee & Networking, 9:30am-11am Discussion

 

To RSVP, email Nikki at ngiancola@illinoistreasurer.gov.

 

Library Story Times

 

One popular, fun, and effective way to introduce financial literacy concepts is through children’s literature.  Starting this summer (June/July/August), we are looking to hold story times at local libraries.  These will be approximately 30 minutes in length and will include a picture book with financial literacy themes and an activity.  Additionally, children will be given a simple activity they can take home to do with their parents. Check back here to see times and dates!