The H. Kenneth Barker Center for Economic Education is a nonprofit partnership of leaders from the education and business communities dedicated to economic literacy. Our mission is to advance financial and economic education by preparing and supporting teachers, schools, and community organizations in promoting an economically literate citizenry.
The programming we offer is essential to this mission as alarmingly, Ohio’s citizens rank near the bottom of a recent FINA report (2014). The report found Ohio’s consumers have some of the most unhealthy spending and saving habits. This same report found that 41% of Ohioans only pay the minimum on credit card balances, and Ohio’s citizens underperform on a basic financial literacy quiz when compared with other states. Coupled with mounting college loan debt, high levels of unemployment, significant declines in overall retirement and savings, and predatory lending and loan institutions, citizens today are as financially stressed and vulnerable as ever.
It is essential that teachers and schools make deliberate efforts to advance financial literacy within schools and in their communities. With your support the H.K. Barker Center for Economic Education will continue to be there to assist educators every step of the way. The Center’s staff has been working hard to develop top-notch teacher-friendly programming to advance financial literacy instruction. Like many other nonprofits we have recently felt a significant budgetary pinch. The Center’s operations are dependent upon external funding and the generosity of our supporters.
Please, consider a tax-deductible gift of $1,000, $500, $100, or any donation amount is greatly needed. To learn more about the Center’s financials and budget, please, click here.
Thank you for your consideration, and your support makes a considerable difference.
Brad Maguth, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Economic Education