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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



Thursday, Nov. 21  (8:00 am - 1:30 pm)

Diversitas is a financial knowledge symposium bringing leaders in financial planning together with middle and secondary teachers, their students, and other career influencers. This event helps guests explore the financial planning industry, to build professional hope for young people and career changers in an industry that is working diligently to be fully inclusive. It is brought to the community by the Financial Planning Program, in partnership with the Barker Center, at The University of Akron’s College.

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2019-20 Programming

Workshop Title and Location
Date and Time

Diversitas (w/CBA Financial Planning Department)
University of Akron

Nov. 21, 2019, 8:00 am-1:30 pm

Barker Center Open House: College of Education

University of Akron

Feb. 17, 2020, 4:00 pm-6:30 pm

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

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