Federal Reserve’s LR office to hold financial literacy education conference

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The Little Rock branch of the Federal Reserve Bank’s Eighth District in St. Louis will hold the Arkansas Jump$tart Coalition Conference on Wednesday, June 12 to share resources and ideas with local educators to teach their students about financial literacy.

Conference attendees, which can range from prekindergarten teachers to college educators, will participate in breakout sessions where they can receive six hours of professional development and resources for the classroom and their own personal finances, along with networking opportunities.

The event will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Little Rock office of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, located in the Stephens Building at 111 Center Street, Suite 1000. The event is free and will include lunch, organizers say, but space is limited.

Those interested in attending can register here.

The expansive Eighth District, which is led by St. Louis Federal Reserve President James Bullard, has branch offices in Little Rock, Louisville and Memphis. One of 12 Federal Reserve banks located across the U.S., the district spans across seven states that includes most of Arkansas, eastern Missouri, southern Indiana, southern Illinois, western Kentucky, western Tennessee and northern Mississippi.