FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 10, 2011
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Kansas State Treasurer Ron Estes Sponsors Money$mart Financial Management Camp in Hutchinson
Topeka – To teach students about the importance of sound personal financial practices the office of Kansas State Treasurer Ron Estes will be sponsoring a Money$mart Financial Management Camp Wednesday, May 11 at Prairie Hills Middle School in Hutchinson.
Kansas State Treasurer Ron Estes believes in the importance of encouraging fiscal responsibility for all Kansans. “One of the biggest advantages we can provide our children is a basic education in finances,” said Estes. “This outreach educates students on responsible use of a credit card, saving, budgeting, and cash management.”
Money$mart is a financial management camp created in partnership with the Wheatbelt Chapter of Credit Unions, Wichita State University Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE), and the Kansas Credit Union Association specifically for Kansas middle school students. Kristi Nuest with the Wheatbelt Chapter of Credit Unions has worked closely with Bev Lund from Prairie Hills Middle School to make this event possible.
This Money$mart Camp will be held on Wednesday, May 11 from 9 am to 3 pm at Prairie Hills Middle School. Participants in the Money$mart camp will include all students in 8th grade math classes.
For more information about Money$mart programs sponsored by the Kansas State Treasurer please visit our website at www.kansasstatetreasurer.com/moneysmart or you can contact Michelle Kaberline at 785-296-0645.
Ron Estes was sworn in on January 10, 2011 as the 39th State Treasurer for the state of Kansas and is the first state wide elected official from the City of Wichita in 20 years. He was originally elected Sedgwick County Treasurer in 2004 and was re-elected to that position in 2008. Ron has also served as the Treasurer for the Kansas County Treasurers' Association. Ron was born in Topeka and is a 5th generation Kansan. His family continues to run a farm in Osage County. Ron and his wife, Susan, have three children.