September Family and Consumer Sciences Program

The UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office is pleased to announce the following Family and Consumer Sciences program for September 2018. This program is offered by Martha B. Maddox, County Extension Agent IV, at the UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office (2800 N.E. 39th Avenue, Gainesville).

Fresh Start – September 5, from 10 a.m. to noon, and repeated again from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Those with a financial history that includes bounced checks or overdrawn funds should consider the Fresh Start program. Fresh Start helps participants get their finances back on track, develop healthier financial patterns, and open an account with a new bank or credit union. At the end of the course, those who pass a financial management test earn a certificate to open an account with a bank or credit union participating in the Fresh Start program.

Fresh Start covers the basics of financial management, from creating a spending plan to preventing identity theft. Attendees also get hands on practice balancing a checkbook and mapping out a personal budget. The program goal is to help people make a habit of knowing where their money is going.

The registration fee is $25.00, and there are two options to register. Participants can register by mail by completing an application, and mailing it with money order to:
UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County
Attn: Martha B. Maddox
2800 N.E. 39th Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32609

Participants can also register in person by completing an application and bringing exact change or money order to the UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office (2800 N.E. 39th Avenue, Gainesville) between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

View the Fresh Start flyer and application.

For more information about this program, contact Martha B. Maddox, CEA IV, at 352-955-2402. Visit the Extension Office website for additional programs offered by the Extension Office.

An Equal Opportunity Institution. Extension Service, University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Nick T. Place, Dean. Single copies of Extension publications (excluding 4-H and youth publications) are available free to Florida residents from county Extension offices. Information about alternate formats is available from IFAS Communications, University of Florida, PO Box 110810, Gainesville, FL 32611-0810.

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