CA$H Maine (Creating Assets, Savings and Hope), supported by United Way, is a partnership of community leaders and industry experts working together to help individuals and families achieve long-term financial stability. Through community and workplace outreach, these partnerships encourage individuals and families in Maine to find ways to make the most of their money. Check out their website for online resources or information on free money management courses. Or, stop by one of their ten locations throughout the state for free in-person financial advice from trained volunteers.
The Finance Authority of Maine (FAME) offers a variety of free resources, tools, and classroom curriculum designed to assist students, parents, and educators with understanding the important elements of successful money management. FAME will also provide presentations upon request on a variety of financial education topics and the Claim Your Future game.
EverFi has partnered with the MassMutual Foundation to bring FutureSmart to middle school students across the country. FutureSmart focuses on the important middle school years by empowering students to become the stewards of their financial futures. This three hour web-based resource educates students on the practicalities of daily financial decisions and the payoffs of long-term planning. Since middle school is an important period for positive habits to take form and grow, this course is particularly meaningful.
Through a compelling narrative in which students play the Mayor of a town, local citizens are helped with real-life decisions. From weighing opportunity costs, to delaying instant gratification for long-term gain, students face important questions on their way to becoming FutureSmart. At the end of the course, students compose their own blueprint for the future. FutureSmart can be integrated into unit plans and used during class time, as a capstone project, or in a flipped classroom.
Financial literacy is a priority of Machias Savings Bank. We want to provide all the materials needed to create a foundation of sound financial life skills to our communities. From hosting a seminar, teaching lessons at our local schools, to online videos to watch from your device, we are a resource for you.
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.
New Dimensions Federal Credit Union provides classroom presentations, handouts, and curriculum for students K-12. New Dimensions FCU also offers an online financial literacy portal designed for children and young adults. Additionally, financial resources, including budgeting 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.
EverFi has partnered with the Maine Office of the Attorney General to bring EverFi’s online co-curricular financial literacy resource to high schools across the state. The 8-hr standards-aligned course covers topics like savings, banking, credit score, financing higher education, renting vs owning, consumer protection, investing, taxes, and insurance. Pre and Post assessments help teachers track and monitor student progress as they move through the course, and a library of offline resources are available to supplement the online component.
Jake Holmes, the current Young & Free Maine Spokester, represents Maine Credit Unions and serves as a voice for young people 18-25 learning to manage their finances. Check out his videos, blog posts and social media updates for ideas on ways to bring financial literacy to your classroom.