Financial Education


The Junior Achievement programs give young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. The JA curriculum focuses on three pillars of success: financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and work-readiness. Taught by trained volunteers, the JA programs happen primarily in school classrooms, as well as through community organizations. Programs range from 2.5 to 6 hours of learning and are targeted towards young people in kindergarten through 12th grade. For more information visit JA Washington


loveinc-logo-with-tagDo you have questions and concerns about M-O-N-E-Y? Most of us do. 1 on 1: Managing Your Money (formally Budget Boot Camp) is Love INC’s financial coaching program, offered to members of our community who need help and guidance with their finances and financial habits. Our program is unique in our community in that it is free of charge and provides personal one-on-one financial coaching! The 12-week self-help program provides participants with skills that will help them find their way out of financial difficulties, equip them to stay out of debt, and build a disciplined plan. It is designed for people of any income level. Together, participants and their coaches work on paying bills and creating a budget. Childcare is provided. If you are interested in finding out more information about the program and/or would like to sign up, visit 1 on 1: Managing Your Money. If you would like to volunteer as a coach or assistant coach, please call the Love INC office at 360-671-6201 or visit 1 on 1 Coaches Needed


MoneySense Logo300x186Offered by WWU’s Beta Alpha Psi, MoneySense is a free program designed to raise awareness for the need of personal financial literacy in high school and college students. Money Sense strives to prepare students for successful long-term financial decision-making through college seminars and high school presentations. For more information visit

Whatcom Dream logoThe Whatcom Dream is a 501(c)3 non profit organization committed to helping people reach their dreams through financial literacy. Our financial literacy course is a 12-week class held at various locations through the county. Course Topics include: Values identification, goals, budgeting, credit repair, debt management, transportation, insurance, consumerism, banking, identity theft, home ownership, investing and more! Most of the classes will be held at our home office (1710 Kentucky Street). Tuition is $60.00 per person. Scholarships available as needed. Classes may be held at other times and locations, and will be added throughout the year. Please keep checking our Calendar page for updates throughout the year. To register, or for more information, please call 360-319-3759 or visit The Whatcom Dream Financial Literacy Class