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The Louisville Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis played a key role in Kentucky Saves Week, an event promoting savings strategies for middle school students.
As part of the event, students in grades 6-8 participated in a poster-design contest. The design had to be based on a financial theme, which this year was “Plant Your Future.” The posters were judged and winners were presented a certificate at the Capitol Rotunda in Frankfort, Ky., on Feb. 26, 2013.
Among the judges was Erin Yetter, economic education specialist at the Louisville Branch. Yetter started at the Louisville Branch in December 2012 after completing the course work for her Ph.D. from the University of Delaware. While working at the Fed, she is also completing her dissertation.
The economic education specialists at the St. Louis Fed and its three branches reach out to K-16 educators and their students with economics and personal finance education resources, including lesson plans, workshops, podcasts, videos, online courses and other tools. All materials are free and can be found on the St. Louis Fed’s Econ Lowdown web site.