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Your Money, Your Goals Training Sessions Launch Next Week

By Hannah Jastram, Communications Associate

On Thursday, June 30, Lori Hendrickson, Extension educator, family resiliency, will hold the first of 15 training sessions for the expanded Your Money, Your Goals toolkit in Virginia, MN.

From the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's blog post
More financial empowerment tools for communities.

Your Money, Your Goals (YMYG) is a financial empowerment toolkit created by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) that equips frontline staff with tools and skills to empower clients in understanding their own financial situations and connects them to resources available in their community. Last year, Family Resiliency educators participated in the national rollout of YMYG, training close to 500 frontline staff across Minnesota (See Our Goals, Our Successes). This year, CFPB reviewed 147 proposals to find partners for a second round of training nation-wide, and Cooperative Extension Service was ranked #1.

Minnesota is one of 12 states whose cooperative extension services will hold training events. This June through September, eight University of Minnesota Extension Family Resiliency educators will conduct “train-the-trainer” sessions at thirteen locations across Minnesota, as well as offer two webinar opportunities.

Each of these free 90-minute training sessions for financial empowerment trainers, case managers, and other frontline staff will include:
  • An orientation to the YMYG toolkit.
  • An overview of the training for financial empowerment trainers, case managers, and other frontline staff.
  • The tools, knowledge, and confidence to provide this training to their constituency or in their community.
  • A free YMYG toolkit.
University of Minnesota Extension’s mission is to meet the needs of individuals, families, and communities across Minnesota. Training frontline staff across the state is one way we are able to build financial capability at the individual and organizational level.

For more details about the Your Money, Your Goals training sessions, visit For more details about CFPB’s new community partners, visit Your Money, Your Goals expands its reach.
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