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Financial Education in Action

Our community outreach is rooted in our mission of providing financial education to individuals and families. At Take Charge America, we are always looking for ways to reach new people, offer support and resources, and develop innovative programs to benefit our community as a whole. Educational programming throughout Arizona includes:

Financial Literacy and Life Skills Educational Program

Developed for at-risk youth at Title I schools and children aging out of the foster care system, our Financial Literacy and Life Skills Education Program includes a series of fun and interactive sessions that empower youth with knowledge, tools and resources needed to gain confidence as they enter adulthood, venture into the workforce and pursue financial security.

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Financial Empowerment and Credit Confidence Series

Designed for women who are seeking independence and stability following difficult circumstances, the Financial Empowerment and Credit Counseling Series provides a foundation for a secure financial future, including guidance on budgeting, money management and savings.

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Financial Lesson Plans for Teachers

Teaching personal finance skills at an early age means fewer problems with debt and credit later in life. We have developed lesson plans for teachers to use with their students from grades one through five that provide a fun, well-rounded experience in learning personal finance.

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Improving Financial Literacy in School

At school systems throughout Maricopa and Pima Counties, Take Charge America educates staff and students about money management issues that affect their everyday lives, including repayment options and strategies to tackle student loan debt — one of the country’s most pressing personal financial crises.

  • Estrella School District
  • Glendale Union High School District
  • Life Development Institute
  • Maricopa Community College District
  • Mesa Public Schools
  • Ombudsman Charter School
  • Paradise Valley School District
  • Rio Salado
  • University of Arizona

Request a Presentation

We can create a free financial presentation tailored to your group’s unique needs. Our educators are excited to share guidance on paying off debt, budgeting to meet living expenses and saving for the future. We offer in-person financial education presentations locally and virtual presentations outside the Phoenix area.

Contact Matt Long at mlong@takechargeamerica.org to request more information.

Support Your Community

You can help us share financial education with people facing a wide variety of challenges. We are grateful for donations that help us increase our outreach to the community.

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