Attorney General Phil Weiser announces MoneyWi$er award recipients
Schools, teachers, and students honored for fostering personal financial literacy skills
May 29, 2020 (DENVER, Colo.) – Attorney General Phil Weiser today announced the schools, teachers, and students honored through the MoneyWi$er program for fostering personal financial literacy skills.
“We are proud to help elevate financial literacy education for Colorado youth and educators by increasing personal finance confidence and capability, providing access to quality resources, and fostering statewide partnerships,” said Weiser. “As we face increasing financial hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is especially important that we ensure our youth have the tools they need to be successful and resilient. The teachers engaged in this program are real difference makers, helping citizens lead more financially responsible and less stressful lives.”
The MoneyWi$er initiative is organized in partnership with the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) to promote personal financial literacy to teachers, students and parents in the state of Colorado, providing opportunities for youth to master personal financial literacy skills during their academic careers and to make financially capable and informed decisions throughout their lifetimes.
All Colorado public school districts, private/charter/public schools, educators, and students were eligible to submit a nominee application for the Financial Innovation in Education Award. Representatives from both the CDE and the Attorney General’s Office selected awardees who have demonstrated a priority in personal finance education throughout their school and community. The awards and the program are made possible through contributions from private sector partners and funds the Attorney General’s Office received from consumer financial case settlements and judgments.
Today, when announcing the MoneyWi$er Financial Innovation Awards, the Attorney General’s Office and CDE recognized distinguished school districts, schools and individuals which have demonstrated a priority in personal finance education throughout their school and community. The funds awarded will help them continue elevating personal finance education in Colorado and their communities.
The following are this year’s awardees:
District $15,000 Award Honoree
- Roaring Fork School District, Glenwood Springs
School $10,000 Award Honoree
- Lake County High School, Broomfield
Educator $3,500 Award Honorees
- Andrea Stemper—William J. Palmer High School, Colorado Springs
- Hilary Wimmer—Adams 12 Five Star Schools, Thornton
- Karl Remsen—Lake County High School, Leadville
- Mark Ditkof—Pueblo City Schools District 60, Pueblo
- Marshall Moore—Expeditionary BOCES, Denver
- Sherry Dreher—Stratton Schools, Vona
Student $1,500 Scholarship Honorees
- Chaurice Chaput—Denver Public Schools, Denver
- Kellen McCoin—Elizabeth High School, Elizabeth
- Kenna Scott—Mountain Range High School, Northglenn
- Lily Jorgensen—Denver East High School, Denver
- Mary Claire Jennings—Mountain Range High School, Thornton
- Vanessa Cordova—Mountain Range High School, Northglenn
For more information about the MoneyWi$er Financial Innovation Awards, please visit https://coag.gov/office-sections/office-community-engagement/moneywiser/.
Contact: Lawrence Pacheco
Director of Communications
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