Funding the Future has been busy during the month of April, supporting several schools during Financial Literacy Month, a nationally recognized campaign to bring awareness to the need for more financial education in schools and for adults. Carter Hulsey visited more than 4,700 students throughout South Dakota, Michigan and Nebraska in April.
With the support of the South Dakota Community Foundation, GROW South Dakota, the South Dakota Housing Development Authority and South Dakota State Treasurer Josh Haeder, Carter visited six schools in South Dakota. The South Dakota Community Foundation, which is committed to improving South Dakota for generations to come, awarded Funding the Future a grant in the amount of $14,000 to deliver our hard-hitting message of financial literacy to students across the state.
Funding the Future partnered with the Michigan Financial Wellness Network to connect with ten schools in Michigan. Our Sponsors across Michigan included Anthem Advisors of Raymond James, Duda Wealth Advisors of Raymond James and Sinclair Wealth Management Group of Raymond James. All are committed to students, their financial success and their future ability to succeed and thrive in their lives, families and communities.
Nebraska continues to lead the way with financial literacy education, thanks to the work the Nebraska Council of Economic Education (NCEE) is doing in the field. Funding the Future works alongside many sponsors in Nebraska to deliver programs throughout the state. In April, with the help of the NCEE, Funding the Future visited two schools in Nebraska. The shows were sponsored by the NCEE and Centris Federal Credit Union. Centris has been a longtime supporter of Funding the Future, and they are committed to financial literacy of students across Nebraska. Centris Federal Credit Union’s mission is to be a trusted life-long financial partner.