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As a teacher you may want to know where to find hundreds of resources to help your students.  This teacher provider tab is your one stop shop.  In the listing of subjects below, you will find over 3,000 local and national resources to help you with any need your students have.

Teachers, parents, school counselors, family members and others who have influence amongst our youth can reference these Teen & Youth topics/sections to educate and assist the young people in their lives. These topics/sections provide information and resources for saving, smart shopping, entrepreneurship, preparing for college, careers and much more.  As students learn to use the website at a young age, they will be more likely to use it as they get older and as their needs expand.

The website topic pages were specifically designed for Metropolitan Kansas City.  The topics have national as well as local resources.  The topics are evaluated and change every month.  By providing schools and the students they serve with an ever changing, vetted resource that is consistently updated, we are providing them a resource to access multiple times and for multiple subjects.  It is our goal that youth will start utilizing the website in elementary, middle and high school and continue to utilize the website as they progress to adulthood.  The stabilization that one resource provides could have a major impact on the stabilization of an entire family in the long term.

Parents, teachers, school counselors, etc. can also request marketing materials for their classroom by using the CONTACT US feature of the website.

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Adult Topic Section

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Teen Topic Section

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Youth Topic Section

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Banking For Your Students

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Calendar of Financial Education Classes and Events

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1. New Tech Network Conference

NTAC 2017 was themed Making It Relevant—Connecting School, Opportunity and Equity, with the guiding belief that through the creative use of technology, collaborative project designs and empowering student voice, students can achieve academic and social development success. NTAC gives principals, teachers, and staff the opportunity to sharpen skills, share best practices and network with like-minded professionals from around the country.

July 12-16, 2018; St. Louis, MO

2. Serious Play

This will be the 8th year for Serious Play, a leadership conference that embraces the idea that games can revolutionize learning. Speakers from around the world share tips on how to move game-based education forward and their experience creating or using game-based learning. Attendees actively listen, share and participate in critical conversations about game design requirements.

July 10-12, 2018; Manassas, VA

 3. BbWorld

2000+ thought leaders, educators and other great minds from around the world join to “exchange ideas, share best practices and address today’s toughest educational challenges.” Next year’s Orlando event will host over 200 valuable sessions, 50 technology partners and access to Blackboard resources, offering participants a chance to walk away with tools to foster success at their institutions.

July 16-19, 2018; Orlando, FL

 4. Distance Teaching & Learning Conference

This conference attracts a broad range of professionals in distance education and online learning. In over 30 years, the conference has grown to over 800 participants and 130 sessions. Attendees can expect to connect with online learning leaders from across the nation and around the world and discover innovative ways to teach and support online learners, as well as best strategies, practices and solutions. We are staying tuned for more information on next year’s event.

August 7-9, 2018; Madison, WI

 5. iNACOL Blended & Online Learning Symposium 

iNACOL’s annual conference is a leading event for K-12 competency-based, blended and online learning. With over 200 sessions, it brings together over 3,500 experts, EdLeaders and educators to explore next-gen learning for K-12 students. Check out our Storify capturing the 2016 theme of Innovation for Equity. Check out our podcast of some EdLeader voices from this year’s event.

October 21-24, 2018; Nashville, TN

6. Annual Conference for Middle Level Education

A valuable and comprehensive PD conference for educators and administrators working with middle school students. AMLE features over 300 sessions in 60 topic areas with hands-on and meet-and-greet opportunities. Because AMLE knows everybody learns differently, the conference caters to the needs of every educator with a multifaceted approach—various session types and styles, opportunities for one-on-one discussions with the leaders, explanations and explorations of technology, and networking—for a most valuable and comprehensive professional development event.

October 25-27 2018; Orlando, FL

7. SETDA Leadership Summit & Education Forum

With the 2017 event wrapped up, SETDA looks ahead to its 17th year. As one of the most important convenings for state EdTech officials, SETDA brings together leaders from over 40 state departments of education to join leaders in EdTech, assessment, instructional materials and professional development to collaborate and engage in in-depth dialogue. Take a look back at the event archives.

November 4-7, 2018; Arlington, VA

8. Advancing Improvement in Education (AIE)

This two day conference intends to inspire growth and reignite passion for increasing student outcomes. The mission: to connect leaders and inspire accountability, innovation and possibility for school improvement through partnerships and research-based best practices.

November 13-14, 2018; San Antonio, TX

 9. ExcelinEd National Summit on Education Reform

This year Governor Jeb Bush and the Foundation for Excellence in Education will host the 10th annual conference. The best and brightest policymakers, education leaders and advocates from around the nation will meet for the premier gather of education reformers to share information on evolving laws, new trends, successful policies and the latest innovations transforming education in the 21st century. Last year’s event was attended by over 1,000 education leaders from 47 states. Here’s a video archive from last year’s summit.

December 5-7, 2018; Washington, DC



College Funding

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Resources for all steps of finding employment. Need a job, want training, or help with interview prep? Find links here.

Emergency Resources

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Financial Education for Youth

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Mentoring Programs

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Mentoring Programs

Finding a mentor in a life is a wonderful way to have additional people in your life to help you navigate some of life’s challenges and celebrate life’s successes!



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Professional Organizations

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Volunteer Resources

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Volunteer Resources

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