Money mentors lend a helping hand in tough financial times
Register for the training program by Feb. 15
Pinellas County is seeking volunteers with financial smarts to help others through the current economic slowdown.
The Florida Master Money Mentor program, an initiative funded by the University of Florida, will train volunteers to become mentors who will assist individuals and families in gaining the knowledge and skills to better manage their finances.
Volunteers joining this program will receive approximately 20 hours of intensive training in financial mentoring, basic money management, strategies for dealing with financial problems, credit and debt management, savings, mentoring techniques and community resources. Some home study will be required. Opportunities are provided in class to practice mentoring skills in small groups and one-to-one teaching and mentoring.
Following the training, each volunteer is required to provide 50 hours of volunteer financial mentoring or teaching within one year of completion of training.
This free, three-part program will be held on Monday to Wednesday, Feb. 25 to Feb. 27. Register by Feb. 15, at http://pce-familiesandconsumers.eventbrite.com/ You may also call (727) 582-2103 to register
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