As this past April was Financial Literacy Month, several students at Prescott Elementary had completed the AR Finance AR Future program, which provides free training modules to Arkansas schools on a wide variety of financial topics including money management, saving for college, and budgeting.

As this past April was Financial Literacy Month, several students at Prescott Elementary had completed the AR Finance AR Future program, which provides free training modules to Arkansas schools on a wide variety of financial topics including money management, saving for college, and budgeting.
The program is offered through the Arkansas 529 College Investing Plan that is administered by the Treasurer of State’s office, so it seemed appropriate the the State Treasurer himself, Dennis Milligan, was on hand last Thursday to award students their Certificates in Financial Literacy.
Valarie Cobb, who handles public relations for the Prescott school district, said “Arkansas Treasurer of State Dennis Milligan visited our sixth graders today that participated in a Financial Literacy learning program in Mrs. Smillie’s class. After a true-and-false financial discussion, he presented each student with a certificate of completion.”
“Our students are the fourth school to compete this training program.  Financial literacy is now being taught in approximately 115 schools across the state and is a requirement to graduate from Prescott High School,” she said.
While visiting the school, Milligan also presented Superintendent Robert Poole and PES Principal Kimberly Grimes with a United States flag as well as an Arkansas flag that had both been flown over the Arkansas State capitol.
“It was a privilege to have these guests on our campus. And an honor to have them making an impact on our students,” Cobb said.