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Family Financial Fun Night combines financial education with fun

Financial fun nightThe Barker Center for Economic Education's staff, along with twenty-five University of Akron education majors from the LeBron James Family Foundation College of Education, collaborated with volunteers from Wells Fargo and the Council for Economic Education to bring a family financial fun night to the Mary M. Bethune School in East Cleveland, Ohio, on November 6. The K-8 public school, in the Cleveland Municipal School District (CMSD), services an economically distressed neighborhood, where 100% of students that attend the school are identified as financially disadvantaged by the Ohio Department of Education. The event had over fifty-two youth and twenty-three families participate.

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Featured Program

2020 Youth Camp
July 6-10, 2020
9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Youth camp group

Campers will experience the engineering process and then will use these skills and entrepreneurial concepts to plan and design a product that will be pitched to a panel of experts. Participants will be engaged in the needs assessment, research, product design, and marketing processes through fun, thoughtful, social experience. Experienced instructors will take participants through the concept to design to market process.

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2019-20 Programming

Workshop Title and Location
Date/Time

Barker Center Open House
College of Education, University of Akron

Feb. 18, 2020
4:00 - 6:30 pm

Youth Summer Camp: Think Tank to Shark Tank
University of Akron

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July 6-10, 2020
9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Entrepreneurship & STEM Education: Teacher Workshop
University of Akron

July 25, 2020
9:00 am - 2:00 pm