UMaine Financial Literacy Peer Educators

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Funded by a grant from the Maine Attorney General’s office, the Financial Literacy Peer Education Program’s mission is to implement the program at all seven University of Maine schools over the next three years. The University of Maine Farmington will be the home base for the program and will host the yearly Peer Educator training camp. By the end of the grant’s five year life-span the program will be fully operating programs system wide, create a sustainable financial succession plan, and doing outreach to local high schools, middle schools and community colleges. Information will be presented in the form of electronic presentations, workshops, presentations, and visual media created and presented by our student Peer Educators. The mission at the University of Maine is to increase financial wellness and the wellness of UMaine students by providing student led informational programming regarding personal finance, budgeting, credit, student loan borrowing and repayment, default prevention, and banking basics. Additionally, peer educators will be able to refer students to resources not only in the UMaine community but the broader community of Maine as well.