Financial Education for Parents

KHSA started a Financial Literacy project with Kansas Early Head Start programs in February of 2012. The ultimate goal of the project is to establish a statewide system for delivering evidence-based financial literacy programs to all Head Start programs in Kansas. This pilot effort engaged partnerships with local banks that recruited bank employees to deliver evidence-based curriculum to families. In addition, these partnerships promote financial stability with families seeking to rise above the poverty line. Community partners also learned about poverty in Kansas, the personal impact it has on people's lives and how to support individual change efforts.