Health & Human Resource Educators are Making A Difference in Indiana
Extension Educators (including Warrick Health & Human Resource Educator) received the Ann Hancook Award for excellence in educational program for Captain Cash, an initiative designed to deliver relevant and exciting financial education to third-and-fourth grade public school children throughout Indiana. According to a 2009 study by the Council on Economic Education, some 70 percent of youth from elementary grades to high school are not required to learn money management skills in the traditional classroom. With the mean amount of Family credit card debt current at $7,300, financial literacy becomes paramount. Last year, more than 2,000 students interacted with Captain Cash in classrooms, significantly impacting attitudes toward financial behavior.