Amy Strikus
Center for Economic Education, (308) 865-8707 or 8530

College and high school students are learning how to manage credit cards as the result of a grant from three area banks.

Platte Valley State Bank, Kearney State Bank and The Ravenna State Bank are contributing $9,500, through the University of Nebraska Foundation, toward a program to teach University of Nebraska at Kearney students how to manage credit cards.

UNK education majors have been trained through a series of workshops and will present this information to high school students as a part of their student teaching semesters. This project will allow UNK and high school students to learn how to manage credit cards and will give UNK student teachers an opportunity to reinforce financial responsibility.

Dr. Tami Moore, associate professor in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, and Amy Stritikus, director of the Center for Economic Education, presented the external funding proposal for multiple First Year Experience student workshops on managing credit cards.

The project will continue through December of 2004.