The Kansas Children’s Discovery Center kicked off its “Money Smart Financial Literacy Project” thanks to the generous support of The Women’s Fund. The “Money Matters Marketplace” two-day field trip reached more than 160 2nd and 3rd grade students and adults throughout the region. Children learned about wants and needs, worked within a budget and learned the importance of comparing prices to get the best value in a market simulation that demonstrated the impact of real-world choices.
The Money Smart Financial Literacy Project will continue raising awareness of financial literacy throughout the year by offering reduced field trip pricing and bus stipends to teachers in USD 501. Overall, the project will impact up to 950 students. Teachers can call the Discovery Center for more information.
The vision of the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center has always been more than just a “children’s museum – it’s about quality of life and enhancing the health of our community. Each month the Discovery Center reaches and serves more than 1,500 families from all across Kansas and 23 states (or more!),” stated Dene’ Mosier, Executive Director of the Center.
For more information about the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center please visit www.kansasdiscovery.org.
The Women’s Fund, founded in 2006, is a donor-advised fund at the Topeka Community Foundation designed to create a new pool of resources from women interested in becoming philanthropists through the power of collective giving. Its mission is to promote women’s leadership in philanthropy, increase charitable contributions and strengthen their value through collective giving, and encourage a new generation of philanthropists. For additional information about The Women’s Fund visit their website at www.womensfundtopeka.org