High School Pilot: Buckhannon-Upshur High School

The Education Alliance, in collaboration with the College Foundation of West Virginia, the West Virginia State Treasurer’s Office, West Virginia Bankers Association, and the West Virginia Department of Education is partnering with three West Virginia high schools to pilot a financial literacy program. The goal of the pilot will be to assist schools in the identification of tools and strategies … Read More

West Virginia Social studies Standards Addresses Personal Finance

Academic Standards are defined as the expectations for what students should know, understand, and be able to do; standards represent educational goals. The overarching goal for the West Virginia social studies standards was to build a rigorous, relevant, challenging, and developmentally appropriate framework for social studies learning on which West Virginia teachers can create curricula suited to the needs of … Read More

West Virginia Money Smart Week

A full week of opportunities to increase your financial literacy. Money Smart Week 2017 begins on Saturday, April 22nd and ends on Saturday April 29th. The idea of Money Smart Week began in 2001 as a coordinated effort by a diverse group of more than 40 Chicago-area organizations working together to promote personal financial literacy. The Chicago Federal Reserve Bank … Read More

When I Grow Up contest enters 10th year

How old were you when you knew what you wanted to be when you grew up? Well, it is time for kids in West Virginia to start thinking about that age-old question by participating in the 10th Annual When I Grow Up essay contest, sponsored by SMART529 and the State Treasurer’s Office. This annual essay contest gives kindergarten through fifth … Read More

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Make Cents WV - Financial Literacy

Thank you for visiting the site. We hope that this site will provide you with valuable information, resources, and materials on financial literacy. According to The Institute for College Access Success, 69% of WV college seniors are graduating According to The Institute for College Access Success, 69% of WV college seniors are graduating with student loan debt with an average … Read More