Education

We are focused on bringing financial literacy education resources and information to all.  We support financial literacy through several venues:

Financial Wellness Center

Connexus Association is proud to introduce the Financial Wellness Center. All members of the Connexus Association now have access to a financial education program geared towards adults. The program is comprised of a series of short interactive learning experiences to help you get a clear understanding of critical financial topics including saving, investing, credit scores & reports, insurance & taxes, and identity protection.

Please click on the Financial Wellness Center to learn more.

Junior Achievement

Connexus Association has partnered with Junior Achievement offices since 2006 to provide students from kindergarten through high school with knowledge and skills in many areas including financial literacy. Partnership dollars are awarded annually with priority consideration to support Junior Achievement in schools within the Connexus service area.

Financial Scholars Program 

Starting in 2017, we partnered with Everfi to bring financial literacy courses to a number of local high schools.

Conferences, Presentations and Courses

From 2015 to 2017, Connexus Association offered scholarships to local educators to attend the National Institute of Financial and Economic literacy.

In 2018 the local schools teamed up to bring an educator conference to the area in lieu of sending teachers out of the area:  The Wausau School District is organizing a regional technology summit to help prepare area educators with the knowledge and skills they need to advance learning in the classroom with technology. The Wausau School District has offered a similar technology summit for the past 3 years, however, in 2018 year they began to collaborate with neighboring school districts which include DC Everest School District and Mosinee School District to be able to offer the summit to over 300 K-12 educators. In 2019 the summit was been rebranded as the WIRED Conference (WIsconsin River EDucation Conference). Examples of sessions to be included will be how to use Google tools for instruction, Appleā€™s iWorks applications for creation, and utilizing district tools like itslearning to leverage a blended learning model. Connexus Association has made a $7,500 donation to support the WIRED Conference (WIsconsin River EDucation Conference) for the past 4 years.

During 2016, Connexus Association provided a grant to a local technical college to fund 5 workshops covering various financial literacy educational topics. 

Grants to educational institutions

Grant dollars awarded to local schools for the purpose of promoting education and financial literacy.

Grants to other non-profit organizations

Grant dollars awarded to local non-profit organizations for the purpose of promoting education and financial literacy.

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