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Financial Literacy Programs

Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County offers several financial management workshops for communities and worksites. Stand-alone workshops range from 1-2 hours in length and can be grouped together to create a lunch and learn series for your community group or worksite. These low cost workshops are as follows:

Making Ends Meet

This workshop is designed to assist participants in creating and maintaining a household budget through skill building and education. Learn how to balance income and expenses, contribute to savings, and create SMART personal financial goals by examining your own habits and attitudes toward money and practicing these skills through case studies and experiential activities.

Exploring Credit and Debt Management

The goals of this workshop is to help participants develop and understanding of the world of credit and debt - how it impacts their lives and how they can manage it successfully. Through the course, participants will - Explore various types of credit available to them, Learn how to determine the cost of various credit options, Explore debt management strategies, Learn how to obtain a credit report, how to correct and the impact of one's credit score, and How to improve one's credit score, plus Identify strategies for establishing or rebuilding credit.

Money Matters & More

Cornell Cooperative Extension's  Money Matters & More  is a FREE and CONFIDENTIAL financial management education program. A trained volunteer or Extension staff member will work with you or your family one-on-one for up to three sessions to assist you in developing and using a customized budget and credit repayment plan. Educators will meet you at a safe, mutually agreed upon location such as your local library, community center, or at the Cornell Cooperative Extension office in Middletown. 

Sandra McIntosh, Family and Consumer Sciences Program Educator, smw29@cornell.edu

845-344-1234

Financial Literacy for Youth

“The Financial Literacy for Youth Program (FLY) is a Life Skills program, developed by Cornell Cooperative Extension's Family and Consumer Sciences Department in collaboration with The United Way of Dutchess and Orange Region. This program offers one time workshops and comprehensive lesson series(2-6 lessons) covering such topics as: Needs, Wants, and Values, Checking and Savings Accounts, Budgeting and Saving, Credit and Debt Management, and Media Literacy. Hands on activities are utilized within each lesson to assist in the understanding of each topic and take-home assignments to facilitate discussion among family members.”

The goals of this workshop is to help participants develop and understanding of the world of credit and debt - how it impacts their lives and how they can manage it successfully. Through the course, participants will - Explore various types of credit available to them, Learn how to determine the cost of various credit options, Explore debt management strategies, Learn how to obtain a credit report, how to correct and the impact of one's credit score, and How to improve one's credit score, plus Identify strategies for establishing or rebuilding credit.

Last updated September 4, 2019