November 30, -0001
Kansas City, KS – Tackling the problem of financial education among Kansas teenagers head-on, Kansas City Chiefs Matt Cassel, State Treasurer Dennis McKinney and Visa Inc. today announced the statewide rollout of an effort to improve the money management skills of high school and middle school students. This free educational video game and classroom curriculum called Financial Football was developed by Visa Inc.
Treasurer McKinney kicked off this new financial education campaign today at Turner High School with help from Matt Cassel and Visa officials. Matt Cassel shared his personal experiences on the importance of money management with students from Turner High School. Treasurer McKinney and Matt Cassel then rolled up their sleeves and led student teams in a hard-fought, high energy game of Financial Football. Later in the day, Treasurer McKinney and Visa took the game on the road to showcase it at Hayden High School in Topeka.
"Financial Football is an interactive way to get students interested in personal finances and give them a financial playbook they can use the rest of their lives," said Treasurer McKinney. "This is a valuable program which promotes Kansas values of savings and responsible spending and is a great partnership between my office, Visa and the NFL."
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