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11/15/2013 H&R Block Dollars & Sense

WHAT WE DO:

Funded by H&R Block Inc. (NYSE: HRB), one of the world’s largest tax services providers, H&R Block Dollars & Sense provides personal finance curriculum to high schools and scholarships to students nationwide. Since 2009, H&R Block Dollars & Sense has donated more than $3.5 million in grants and scholarships.

WHAT WE OFFER:

  • Online Learning: In partnership with the Council for Economic Education, we’re providing free, state-of-the-art financial education to anyone interested in honing their personal finance skills. Resources are available to any teacher, student, parent or client by visiting hrblockdollarsandsense.com.
  • Curriculum: Each year we offer giveaways to teachers to help them tackle financial fitness in the classroom.  To date, 4,000 high schools nationwide have received support from H&R Block.
  • Scholarships: We also award scholarships through partnerships with Do Something, DECA, Future Business Leaders of America, Youth Entrepreneurs, the Hispanic Access Foundation, New Futuro and more.


WHAT WE NEED:

H&R Block Dollars & Sense is committed to help increase financial fitness one classroom at a time.  We are looking to expand our reach and awareness of our program and resources so that any teacher, student, parent, and school or organization can benefit. Please let teachers in your area know about this great resource or contact us for more information.

WHAT’S NEW:

As part of our ongoing commitment to teachers, H&R Block Dollars & Sense has partnered with WeAreTeachers to create a personal finance lesson plan contest. Any teacher who participates by submitting or downloading a lesson plan will receive a $15 discount on their 2013 tax preparation at a local H&R Block!

Here’s how the contest works: teachers submit their best lesson plans on personal finance online. Ten finalists will be selected by a panel of teachers and Dollars & Sense staffers. Teachers with the top three lesson plans will divvy up $5,000 in classroom grants to fund ongoing personal finance education.

For more information or to submit a lesson plan, click here.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Pam Miller                                         
816-854-6211
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