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About School Programs

Money Mentors is the only Alberta-based, not-for-profit credit counselling agency. Through a number of services, we help families and individuals recover from financial crisis and move forward. From credit counselling and money coaching to retirement planning and community financial literacy, we’re creating a healthier financial future for the entire province.

We believe providing financial education to youth in Alberta will help them become financially responsible adults.

Our approach is to integrate age appropriate money management topics like spending plans, savings, credit with fun activities, and games ensuring students are engaged. With every subsequent grade level, we build on new money management topics, keeping students continually interested while learning the fundamentals of personal finance. All of our presentations from Kindergarten to Grade 12 are aligned with the Alberta curriculum.

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Our Education Initiative

To empower Albertan's to take control of their financial future through credit counselling, money coaching, and financial education.

To empower youth in Alberta by providing financial education for students K-12 and youth in the community.

2012

  • April 2012, we launched our first financial literacy presentation Budgeting & the Wise Use of Credit to students enrolled in Career and Life Management (CALM) classes in Edmonton and Calgary.

Students helped – 9907

Classrooms visited – 340

2013

  • November 2013, the Grade 4 Reads initiative was added to schools programming.
  • The Grade 4 Reads program was offered across Alberta, in the month of November, in conjunction with Financial Literacy Month. It was an interactive reading of My Rows and Piles of Coins by Tolowa M. Mollel.

Students helped – 9907

Classrooms visited – 340

2014

  • 2014 marked the expansion of the Budgeting and the Wise Use of Credit presentation across 6 cities in Alberta (Calgary, Edmonton, Grand Prairie, Medicine Hat, Red Deer and Lethbridge).
  • We continued to offer the Grade 4 Reads program in November.
  • We added two new presentations to the schools programming. The first presentation focused on budgeting and credit and was geared towards Math 20-3 classes. The second presentation was for Youth in the CommunityBoth presentations were launched in 6 cities across Alberta.

Students helped – 14280

Classrooms visited – 491

2015

  • 2015 marked the expansion of the Grade 4 Reads offering throughout the school year, not just during Financial Literacy Month (November).
  • This year also marked the launch of three new presentations for junior high students.
  • Money Mentors opened another office location in Fort McMurray. Our schools programming was also offered to students in this area.

Students helped – 18886

Classrooms visited – 676

2016

  • This year marked the first year we provided financial literacy presentations to students from kindergarten to grade 12.
  • We look forward to continuing our financial education initiative in 2017 and beyond.

Students helped – 25662

Classrooms visited – 966