Florida Master Money Mentors

 

 

What is the Florida Master Money Mentor Program?

 The Florida Master Money Mentor (FMMM) program is a coordinated referral network of volunteer mentors who provide basic personal finance coaching. University of Florida IFAS Extension serves to provide the infrastructure for this program throughout the state of Florida, thanks to a gift from Bank of America.

 What do mentors do?

 Mentors receive approximately 20 hours of intensive training in basic money management, strategies for dealing with financial problems, credit and debt management, savings, mentoring techniques, and connecting to community resources. Following the training, each volunteer provides financial mentoring to at least 24 individuals within one year of completion of training.

 Can I become a mentor?

 Anyone is welcome to apply to become a mentor. No previous financial education is needed to apply! Social service organizations are encouraged to promote the program to their employees in order to enhance the services they already provide.

Can I be paired with a mentor?

 If you would like free one-on-one help organizing and taking control of your finances, you can be paired up with a Master Money Mentor through your local County Extension Office!

 

For More Information: Contact Family and Consumer Science Agent, Martha B. Maddox at mmaddox@ufl.edu or 352-569-6871..