The following Maine-based financial education programs and resources were compiled to support educators and individuals who are looking to bring financial education to their schools or community.
The mission of the Maine Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy is to improve the financial knowledge of Maine citizens, with a special focus on pre-K through college students, including adult learners. Working collaboratively, the Coalition seeks to increase awareness and provide training and support to Maine educators while also promoting educational resources and fostering communication among agencies and individuals who provide financial education to Maine families.
Our members are individuals and organizations who recognize and support the lifetime benefits of personal financial education, including government agencies, financial institutions, corporations, teachers, guidance counselors, school administrators, adult educators, not-for-profits, parents and students.
We are a not-for-profit organization affiliated with the National Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy.
The Maine Military Family Assistance Center’s mission is to provide a focal point of information for Veterans, Service Members, and their families. They strive to keep all aware of the benefits and services for which they qualify. The center works to provide resource and referral for financial assistance, Personal Finance Counselors, housing and employment opportunities, legal resources, and much more. To learn more and get the assistance you need, call our 24/7 hotline 1-888-365-9287, by email email@example.com, or visit our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/MaineMFAC.
The MECPA is a professional membership organization comprised of certified public accountants and accounting professionals. The Society provides Continuing Professional Education courses on a variety of tax, regulatory, accounting and financial topics and promotes the accounting profession and the success of its members. Many MECPA members share their financial expertise on a volunteer basis with nonprofit organizations throughout the state of Maine.
MaineHousing supports non-profit organizations that deliver housing counseling service in rural areas and underserved populations, specifically financial capabilities education and counseling services, including ESL, in the immigrant and refugee communities and Native-focused financial capabilities, pre-purchase and post purchase education and counseling in Maine’s tribal areas. MaineHousing also supports hoMEworks 10-hour homebuyer education classes, the schedule of which can be found at www.mainehomeworks.org, and provides home buying orientation presentations upon request.
Merrymeeting Adult Education provides classroom presentations and individual counseling pertaining to college transitions and filling out the FAFSA to individuals living in Northern Cumberland and Sagadahoc Counties.
Mid-Maine Regional Adult Community Education serves the greater Waterville area.
We offer College Transitions to support students through the transition to college. We offer FAFSA and general college application assistance with our academic advisor. We also offer basic math classes focused on financial literacy, as a more functional option for students.
MSAD 11 Adult Education offers workshops on money management, retirement planning, and financial literacy.
New Dimensions Federal Credit Union provides classroom presentations, handouts, and curriculum for students K- College Level. Additionally, financial resources, including budgeting and credit building resources, are made available to credit union members.
Norway Savings Bank helps you live your life in color with free online financial tools, relevant articles and user-friendly financial calculators to help you navigate all the most important moments of your life. In addition, they offer complimentary workshops concerning those financial issues that really matter: responsibly securing credit, household budgeting, setting smart financial goals and more. To schedule one of these events or find out more about these programs, please contact Norway Savings Bank at 1-888-725-2207.
The Portland Housing Authority emPOWERme program offers a holistic approach to family stability and financial empowerment. Support services and resources are provided to address identified barriers to self-sufficiency.
An affiliate of Mrs. Michelle Obama's Reach Higher Initiative, Reach Higher Maine aims to support school counseling and college access. Visit their site for professional development opportunities and resources to better assist students planning to attend college.
Scarborough Adult Learning Center provides college information to all GED and Adult High School Diploma students upon earning their credential. In addition, financial literacy information, college transition classes, and Accuplacer Testing are offered at the Center.
Town & Country Federal Credit Union offers a variety of online and in-person financial education resources. Visit their Savvy Money site to view your credit score, work on your budget and explore other personal finance topics. Or, for in-person education, contact them to schedule a Financial "Wellness Workshop" in your school or workplace.
York Adult Education works one on one with students and makes referrals to agencies and organizations in addition to holding FAFSA and budgeting workshops.
In partnership with the Finance Authority of Maine, iGrad® helps college students and graduates succeed through free online financial literacy tools that help students sharpen their knowledge about borrowing and repaying student loans, affording a home, paying credit card bills, investing, and budgeting. Sign up through FAME today at FAME.igrad.com, or if you are attending a participating college, visit the FAME website to sign up through your college.