By Lisa Bender, Education Specialist

Take Charge Today, (TCT) a financial education program housed in the Center for the Philosophy of Freedom at the University of Arizona, reaches educators and students in all 50 states. Currently, more than 25,000 educators subscribe to Take Charge Today. We offer more than 100 free lessons about personal finance used in middle/high schools to improve personal financial capability.

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Take Charge Today’s team continues to deliver professional development training events both in-person and virtually throughout the U.S.  in addition to presenting and exhibiting at state and national conferences. TCT connected with educators this summer in Arizona, Florida, Maryland, Ohio, Utah, and West Virginia. We can work with your local, regional, state, and national organizations to bring virtual or in-person professional development events to you.

Recently, TCT embarked on an initiative to offer lessons about entrepreneurship so students can learn about the value of free enterprise and markets. We have four new lessons that have been vetted by teachers in the classroom and are now available. We will continue this endeavor by securing experienced curriculum writers from across the country to add to this growing unit of lessons.

Our team knows the value of ongoing curriculum additions and updates and these occur throughout the year. We recently added a Spanish Language version of our extensive master vocabulary list to assist learning in diverse classrooms. Additionally, TCT’s lessons about preparing, planning, and paying for higher education have many new updates and scenarios for students to utilize to help them become future ready.

Take Charge Today encourages educators to explore the University of Arizona’s Master of Legal Studies degree program. This is a one-year program offered 100% online. Scholarships are available for educators across the country that can help defer costs of this online degree program.

Help students better understand the economic freedoms within our free enterprise system by using @ua_tctoday‘s new entrepreneurship lesson plans. #BusEdu #SocialStudies #FinLit

Tiffany Kiramidjian

Partners and State Coalition Leaders: Don’t forget to place your nominations for the 2023 Financial Literacy Awards before November 10. For criteria and nomination info please visit here.