The Economics Center creates informed outcomes through the implementation of economic and financial literacy programs for K-12 students and teachers and through the unbiased analyses of our economic research staff. The Impact 100 grant will provide funding for the expansion of the STEP program.
Economics Center for Education & Research builds a more vibrant community by inspiring students to appreciate and use their economic freedom and opportunities. They accomplish this by empowering teachers to use practical, innovative and relevant ways of teaching a curriculum that gives students life skills in the area of financial education. With the Impact 100 grant, StEP expanded to five new schools, reaching approximately 1,000 more students. The program teaches students to make wise choices and celebrate the consequences of those choices. It also provides the opportunity for students to develop classroom businesses.