The SMMC collaborates with over 25 UNL groups on financial education workshops and events.
The SMMC ends a very successful year, having touched the lives of 118,096 students, parents, and community members through a variety of activities.
The SMMC markets the importance of financial literacy to the parents of UNL freshmen and several high school & community groups.
The SMMC ends a great semester, having served over 12,000 students. Two SMMC workshops spark the interest of UNL students and fill up. The SMMC has a record-setting attendance at a highly interactive workshop, "Couples & Money." The SMMC presents their first "workshop day." The theme was "Make Good Financial Decisions."
SMMC presents an overview of the program at the Association for Financial Counseling, Planning & Education conference. SMMC is involved in "Money Smart Week," a state-wide financial literacy initiative. SMMC receives nationwide media coverage for a financial education event. SMMC co-hosts their first financial education event - a financial speaker. The event draws a large audience. The Money Management training program is debuted. 12 students complete the training. SMMC schedules 27 workshops for the Fall 2010-2011 semester.
The program is heavily marketed to UNL parents at New Student Enrollment.
First interactive financial education event held - a financial quiz show. The event draws a large audience and receives rave reviews from students. First peer-to-peer workshop held. First Money Management mentoring session held. First Advisory board meeting. All Greek houses and residence halls are introduced to the program. Other students are introduced to the program through posters, flyers, and advertisements in the Daily Nebraskan. Money Management Mentor sessions are available for all UNL students.
Program Director and Program Coordinator journey to the University of North Texas to research their very successful peer financial literacy program.