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Public TV Outreach - Taking it to the Field!

In the months following the national broadcast of "Your Life, Your Money" on PBS in September 2009, our national outreach team will join forces with targeted public television stations to mount a series of events for college students or high school seniors. These regional outreach events will feature real-life ideas and tips that improve personal financial know-how and money management skills.

Young adults who attend these events will have an opportunity to view clips from the PBS program, hear from one of our national financial experts, meet one of the characters from our show, and receive a free DVD of the program along with a Special Edition Guide of Young Money Magazine devoted to "Your Life, Your Money."

We anticipate that other public television stations across the country will reach out to high school, college and community-based educators about this timely PBS program and its related website and resources.

Join Us in Your Public TV Community!

Get your student or college group involved! Join your local public television station's "Your Life, Your Money" outreach events coming in Fall 2009 through Spring 2010. Special events for educators may be planned as well. For more information, contact:

WNED in Buffalo, NY
John Craig
716-845-7000 Ext. 311

WNET in New York, NY
Jon Rubin

WETA in Arlington, VA
Ferne Barrow

WTTW in Chicago, IL
Shaunese Teamer

WPBT in Miami, FL
Cammy Richards

KCET in Los Angeles, CA
Lynne Christian

The Power of You - Make It Happen in Your Community!

Host a Viewing Party.
Is your college group or team looking for something worthwhile to do? "Your Life, Your Money" is the answer. Whether you participate in Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) or student government, have some fun while motivating your friends and peers to take charge of their finances! Use the resources found at our pbs.org website, or write to us at YLYM@wned.org to receive an electronic Student Tool Kit.

Become an Ambassador of "Your Life, Your Money."
If you or others are looking for a dynamic and timely educational tool about personal financial literacy, everything you need is available here at our website. Compelling stories and life lessons, easy to access video clips, a rich array of related resources, and plenty of ideas and activities for local workshops or events.

Share the News with Your Colleagues & Professional Networks.
Help us spread the good news about this exciting and timely public television, web and outreach project. Whether you work at the local, state or national level, "Your Life, Your Money" offers a rich array of resources for teachers who work in high schools, colleges, or community settings. There is something here for everyone, so help us reach out and build an electronic network of professional friends:

  • Teachers of Business, Social Studies, Math, Career and Technology Skills
  • College Economics, Education & Communication Professors
  • College Student Affairs Directors, Financial Aid Officers, Freshman Seminar Advisors

Parents - Talk to Your Young Adults.
It is never too soon to begin talking with your growing children about the importance of saving money, setting financial goals, and taking greater control of their financial life. Be an inspired mentor or "guide on the side" by using the information and tips in our PBS program and website.

DVDs are available from PBS Home Video. Make "Your Life, Your Money" an essential part of your family or school video collection. To purchase your own DVD, go to Shop PBS at www.shoppbs.org or call 1-800-531-4727.