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Kansas Financial Services

FHLBank Topeka played a large part in this program during 2005-2008 by partnering with the Kansas Council for Economic Education to help make FF4Kids available in all Kansas communities. FF4Kids has been updated to a new format with new resources and we would like to make sure all schools are ready to use this resource again. With your support we can do that.

How can you bring FF4Kids to your community?
By sponsoring a teacher training workshop in your community and following up with a classroom visit that gives you and your financial institution visibility in your service area.

How does it work?
KCEE staff will contact your local school’s administration office to schedule the two- to three-hour workshop. Our staff will take care of all the necessary logistics, including ordering a light meal or refreshments for the teachers.

Your financial institution will be recognized as the official host and sponsor of the workshop. As such, bank representatives will welcome teachers, stay for the workshop, and generally get to know the teachers better.

Several weeks after the workshop, the teachers who attended the training will invite a representatives into their classrooms to present the FF4Kids financial services-related lessons to their students to correlate with the financial literacy software their students are using.

The KCEE will provide you and any of your employees interested in assisting in this activity a set of nine grade-appropriate lessons produced by the KCEE as a companion piece to the FF4Kids courseware the teacher is using in the classroom. Concepts range from identifying coins for younger students to the power of compound interest for older students. (See Sample Lesson.)

Partnership Goals and Benefits for Your Company:

  • You’ll be helping to ensure that the youth of your community start learning about earning, saving, and investing at an early age.
  • You’ll build valuable relationships with local teachers. 
  • You’ll receive customized presentation materials for making follow-up presentations in local classrooms. (See Sample Lesson link.)
  • You’ll receive local publicity.

Your Contributions:

  • Serving as host of the teacher training event.
  • Visiting classrooms to deliver customized lessons to students using the financial services curriculum provided by the KCEE.
  • Consider helping with the cost of the teachers' meals with a tax-exempt charitable contribution to the KCEE.

Please Contact:
Angela Howdeshell
Kansas Council for Economic Education