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Looking to set up a realistic family budget, reduce debts, improve credit, plan for the future through savings and investments, and resolve consumer complaints? Take one of our classes or set up an individual session! 

Mad City Money: Financial Literacy for Youth 

Mad City Money is a two and a half hour, hands-on simulation that teaches budgeting by giving middle and high school students a taste of the real world. Complete with occupation, salary, partner, and debt, teens get an instant family, build a monthly budget, and move through various stations to purchase housing, transportation, food, clothing, household necessities, daycare, and other needs. This workshop is a fun and interactive way to learn budgeting basics. It is open to all schools in Jefferson, Lewis, and St. Lawrence Counties. The program is targeted to 8th - 11th grade students. View the brochure. Please contact Dylan Lundy at if you are interested in scheduling for your school. 

Community Energy Engagement Program: Home Energy Cost Savings

Community Energy Advisors work directly with homeowners to discuss finance options for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects and products, guiding them through the process and connecting them to qualified contractors. Contact Mitch McCormick at 315-788-8450 ext. 332 or or learn more at

EmPower New York

EmPower New York provides no-cost energy efficiency solutions to income-eligible New Yorkers. Nearly 160,000 of your neighbors are already saving energy and saving money with EmPower New York — without spending a dime. Contact Mitch McCormick at 315-788-8450 ext. 332 or or learn more at


Amy Zukas
4-H / Parenting Program Manager
315-788-8450 ext. 254

Last updated September 25, 2023