The Take Charge America Institute Educational Programs

Take Charge Cats

The Take Charge Cats are a team of trained University of Arizona students who serve as "financial education" ambassadors. Named after the University of Arizona Wildcats, the Take Charge Cats provide interactive financial education workshops for college students and students in grades 7-12 in the greater Tucson community. TCC ambassadors are extensively trained by the Take Charge America Institute faculty and staff to provide high quality presentations on money management topics such as spending plans, saving, credit cards, credit reports, understanding paychecks, identity theft, and the value of education. In addition, the Take Charge Cats team designs and implements a capstone personal finance competition for high school students called the Arizona Financial Face-off. The mission of the Take Charge Cats is to educate the youth of Tucson using a near-peer model and highly trained University of Arizona students. Learn more from the Take Charge Cats website: