Maine-Based Financial Education Resources

These resources can be used by educators who are looking to bring financial education to their schools and by students and families who are looking for resources within their communities.

The information on these pages is presented by FAME as a service. We encourage users to confirm the information with its source before relying upon it.

 

Machias Savings Bank

Description:
Machias Savings Bank offers financial literacy classes upon request. Machias Savings Bank also offers online portals through EverFi for high school juniors and seniors as well as curriculum through American Bankers Association for students K-12. Additionally, financial resources, including budgeting resources, are made available to bank customers.

Location:
Machias, ME

Website:
www.machiassavings.com

Contact:
Melissa Moffett
207-255-9266
mmoffett@machiassavings.com

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Machias Savings Bank

Merrymeeting Adult Education

Description:
Merrymeeting Adult Education provides classroom presentations and individual counseling pertaining to college transitions and filling out the FAFSA to individuals living in Northern Cumberland and Sagadahoc Counties.

Location:
Topsham, ME

Website:
www.merrymeeting.org

Contact:
Diana McCain
207-729-7323
mccaind@link75.org

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Merrymeeting Adult Education

Girl Scouts of Maine

Description:
Girl Scouts of Maine offers a financial empowerment curriculum for Girl Scout members, serving girls K-12 throughout the state of Maine. The curriculum gives girls the opportunity to build their business savvy and hone their financial literacy skills. Materials are intended for purchase by Girl Scout members but may also be purchased by the general public.

Location:
Bangor, ME

Website:
www.girlscoutsofmaine.org

Contact:
Samantha Lott Hale
207-989-7474
shale@gsmaine.org

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Girl Scouts of Maine

New Dimensions Federal Credit Union

Description:
New Dimensions Federal Credit Union provides classroom presentations, handouts, and curriculum for students K-12. New Dimensions FCU also offers an online financial literacy portal designed for children and young adults. Additionally, financial resources, including budgeting resources, are made available to credit union members.

Location:
Waterville, ME

Website:
www.newdimensionsfcu.com

Contact:
Ryan Poulin
207-872-2771
rpoulin@newdimensionsfcu.com

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New Dimensions Federal Credit Union

Key Bank

Description:
Key Bank offers free workshops and presentations regarding budgeting, credit, setting financial goals, as well as other topics related to money management. Key Bank also provides an online money management self-assessment and education tool that is available in both English and Spanish. Interested educators or community members may contact Key Bank to learn more about scheduling a workshop or presentation.

Location:
Augusta, ME

Website:
widgets.thebeehive.org/moneymadeeasy/

Contact:
Charlie Kennedy
207-874-7296
ACharles_Kennedy@KeyBank.com

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Key Bank

Norway Savings Bank

Description:
Norway Savings Bank (NSB) is a member of the FDIC

Location:
Norway, ME

Website:
www.norwaysavingsbank.com

Contact:
Gail McBride
1-888-725-2207
gmcbride@norwaysavingsbank.com

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Norway Savings Bank

Women, Work, and Community

Description:
WWC offers free classes in personal money management, career planning, and small business planning. Individual appointments are also available. Open to men and women of all ages and backgrounds.

Location:
Augusta, ME

Website:
womenworkandcommunity.org/

Contact:
Jean Dempster
207-621-3434
dempster@maine.edu

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Women, Work, and Community

Maine Adult Education Association

Description:
Maine Adult Education Association oversees member Adult Education programs throughout Maine and may be contacted for information about programs specific to an area.

Location:
Greenwood, ME

Website:
www.maineadulted.org

Contact:
Cathy Newell
207-875-2722
info@maineadulted.org

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Maine Adult Education Association

Maine Joint Family Support Assistance Program (JFSAP), Personal Financial Counselor (PFC)

Description:
The Maine Joint Family Support Assistance Program (JFSAP), Personal Financial Counselor (PFC) works with military service members and families to provide workplace training and presentations, individual counseling, and other financial resources.

Location:
Augusta, ME

Website:


Contact:
Gayle Rose Martinez
207-274-3987
maine.pfc@gmail.com

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Maine Joint Family Support Assistance Program (JFSAP), Personal Financial Counselor (PFC)

Maine Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy

Description:
The mission of the Maine Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy is to improve the financial knowledge of Maine citizens, with a special focus on pre-K through college students, including adult learners. Working collaboratively, the Coalition seeks to increase awareness and provide training and support to Maine educators while also promoting educational resources and fostering communication among agencies and individuals who provide financial education to Maine families.

Our members are individuals and organizations who recognize and support the lifetime benefits of personal financial education, including government agencies, financial institutions, corporations, teachers, guidance counselors, school administrators, adult educators, not-for-profits, parents and students.

We are a not-for-profit organization affiliated with the National Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy.

Location:
Augusta, ME

Website:
jumpstart.org/states-maine.html

Contact:
Mary Dyer
207-620-3556
mdyer@famemaine.com

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Maine Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy

Finance Authority of Maine

Description:
The Finance Authority of Maine (FAME) offers a variety of free resources, tools, and classroom curriculum designed to assist students, parents, and educators with understanding the important elements of successful money management. FAME will also provide presentations upon request on a variety of financial education topics and the Get a Life game. FAME provides resources in Acholi, Arabic, Khmer, Nuer, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Somali, and Spanish among other languages.

Location:
Augusta, ME

Website:
www.famemaine.com

Contact:
Mary Dyer
207-620-3556
mdyer@famemaine.com

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Finance Authority of Maine

York Adult Education

Description:
York Adult Education works one on one with students and makes referrals to agencies and organizations in addition to holding FAFSA and budgeting workshops.

Location:
York, ME

Website:
www.yorkadulteducation.org

Contact:
Katie Schindler
207-363-7922
kschindler@yorkschools.org

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York Adult Education

United Way of Greater Portland, CA$H Greater Portland

Description:
CA$H Greater Portland (Creating Assets, Savings and Hope), managed by United Way of Greater Portland, is a partnership of community leaders and industry experts working together to help individuals and families achieve long-term financial stability. Through community and workplace outreach, these partnerships encourage individuals and families in Cumberland County to find ways to make the most of their money

Location:
Portland, ME

Website:
www.unitedwaygp.org

Contact:
Nicole Evans
207-874-1000
nevans@unitedwaygp.org

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United Way of Greater Portland, CA$H Greater Portland

MSAD 11 Adult Education

Description:
MSAD 11 Adult Education offers workshops on money management, retirement planning, and financial literacy.

Location:
Gardiner, ME

Website:
www.msad11.maineadulted.org

Contact:
Melinda Gilman
207-582-3774
mgilman@msad11.org

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MSAD 11 Adult Education

Portland Housing Authority

Description:
The Portland Housing Authority provides budgeting and financial tools for low income residents who receive a housing subsidy.

Location:
Portland, ME

Website:
www.porthouse.org

Contact:
Joni Boissonneault
207-773-4753 x8265
jboissonneault@porthouse.org

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Portland Housing Authority

Maine Office of Securities

Description:
The Maine Office of Securities disseminates financial literacy information regarding wise and safe investing in addition to providing presentations to students and seniors upon request.

Location:
Gardiner, ME

Website:
www.investors.maine.gov

Contact:
Lindsay Laxon
207-624-8551
Lindsay.J.Laxon@maine.gov

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Maine Office of Securities

Maine Department of Education

Description:
Maine Department of Education provides information regarding resources and professional development opportunities via posts in the DOE Newsroom and several cross-content area ListServs and newsletters. The Social Studies Specialist serves as a liaison to the Maine Jump$tart Coalition and maintains contacts with various financial literacy related organizations at the national level. The Department provides a list of resources (which includes lesson plans and curriculum) for consideration by educators.

Location:
Augusta, ME

Website:
maine.gov/doe/socialstudies/resources/financialliteracy.html

Contact:
Kristie Littlefield
207-624-6828
kristie.littlefield@maine.gov

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Maine Department of Education

Lawrence Adult Education

Description:
Lawrence Adult Education offers workshops pertaining to paying for college, including FAFSA completion. Toolkits about college are also distributed.

Location:
Fairfield, ME

Website:
fairfield.maineadulted.org/

Contact:
Deb Bomaster
207-453-4200 x3115
dbomaster@msad49.org

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Lawrence Adult Education

CEI

Description:
CEI offers financial literacy courses and one-on-one financial coaching for low-income adults. CEI also offers an Individual Development Account program for refugees and asylees who qualify. CEI

Location:
Wiscasset, ME

Website:
www.ceimaine.org

Contact:
Jill Lorom
207-882-5186
jml@ceimaine.org

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CEI

United Way of Mid-Maine-Central Maine CASH Coalition

Description:
The United Way of Mid-Maine facilitates free tax preparation services to low income individuals and families in Northern Kennebec, Somerset, and Western Waldo Counties through the Central Maine CASH Coalition.

Location:
Waterville, ME

Website:
www.unitedwaymidme.org

Contact:
Tina Chapman
207-873-0686
tchapman@unitedwaymidme.org

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United Way of Mid-Maine-Central Maine CASH Coalition

RSU 16 Adult Education

Description:
RSU 16 Adult Education offers financial literacy classes for adults as part of community enrichment offerings. A small fee of up to $10 may be charged depending on the course offering.

Location:
Mechanic Falls, ME

Website:
mechanicfalls.maineadulted.org

Contact:
Jenny Rose
207-345-3217
rsu16adulted@rsu16.org

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RSU 16 Adult Education

University of Maine Cooperative Extension

Description:
The University of Maine Cooperative Extension supports and provides the National Endowment for Financial Education

Location:
Skowhegan, ME

Website:
www.extension.umaine.edu

Contact:
Debra Kantor
207-474-9622
debra.kantor@maine.edu

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University of Maine Cooperative Extension

Bonny Eagle Adult Education

Description:
Bonny Eagle Adult Education offers a variety of educational workshops, and information on buying a home, using Quickbooks for business and personal use, on financial aid opportunities for college, and financial and retirement planning. Register by calling (207) 929-9185 or on-line at www.sad6.maineadulted.org. Se habla espa

Location:
Buxton, ME

Website:
www.sad6.maineadulted.org

Contact:
Linda Winton
207-929-9185
lwinton@bonnyeagle.org

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Bonny Eagle Adult Education

Region 9 Adult Education

Description:
Region 9 Adult Education offers financial aid nights that are open to the public as well as individual resources and classroom presentations.

Location:
Mexico, ME

Website:
www.region9.maineadulted.org

Contact:
Nancy Allen
207-364-2012
nancyallen@region9school.org

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Region 9 Adult Education

Maine Education Services

Description:
Maine Education Services (MES) is a non-profit organization created to foster and promote access to higher education for all Maine students. The organization's goal is to ensure success in college and beyond by providing free college planning and preparation materials, financial literacy tools, as well as transitional support and career exploration.



MES assists families in understanding the full cost of college and show ways to compare schools to make the best choices for students financially and academically. Their resources teach ways to borrow less to set the foundation for a financially responsible future and offer information on college scholarships, financial aid, and student loans.



Location:
Portland, ME

Website:
www.mesfoundation.org

Contact:
Kate Leveille
207-400-3003
kleveille@mesfoundation.org

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Maine Education Services

Maine Bankers Association

Description:
Maine Bankers Association supports member banks by bringing financial literacy training to their local communities and informing communities about existing programs. An educator seeking financial literacy curriculum or content may contact Maine Bankers Association, which will then help the educator contact a local banker.

Location:
Portland, ME

Website:
www.mainebankers.com

Contact:
Pamela Green
207-791-8412
pgreen@mainebankers.com

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Maine Bankers Association

Jobs for Maine’s Graduates

Description:
Jobs for Maine

Location:
Augusta, ME

Website:
www.jmg.org

Contact:
Debbie Bechard
207-620-7180 ext. 212
dbechard@jmg.org

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Jobs for Maine’s Graduates

Scarborough Adult Learning Center

Description:
Scarborough Adult Learning Center provides college information to all GED and Adult High School Diploma students upon earning their credential. In addition, financial literacy information, college transition classes, and Accuplacer Testing are offered at the Center.

Location:
Scarborough, ME

Website:
scarborough.maineadulted.org/

Contact:
Joan Tremberth
207-730-5040
jtremberth@scarborough.k12.me.us

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Scarborough Adult Learning Center

Mid-Maine Regional Adult Community Education

Description:
Mid-Maine Regional Adult Community Education serves the greater Waterville area.
We offer College Transitions to assist students with the transition to college. We offer FAFSA and application completion with our academic advisor. We also offer basic math classes focused on financial literacy, as a more functional option for students.

Location:
Waterville, ME

Website:
midmaine.maineadulted.org/

Contact:
Susan Tuthill
207-873-5754
stuthill@aos92.org

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Mid-Maine Regional Adult Community Education

Junior Achievement of Maine

Description:
Junior Achievement of Maine, Inc. is a local non-profit organization dedicated to educating students in grades K-12 about entrepreneurship, work readiness, and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs. In partnership with businesses and educators, JA brings the real world to Maine students, opening their minds to their potential and preparing them for the world of work. Junior Achievement is the world

Location:
Portland, ME

Website:
www.jamaine.org

Contact:
Steve Mortimer
207-347-4333
smortimer@jamaine.org

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Junior Achievement of Maine

Maine State Housing Authority

Description:
MaineHousing supports non-profit organizations that deliver housing counseling services to underserved populations: elderly, rural, Native American, people with disabilities, and the homeless. MaineHousing also supports hoMEworks homebuyer education classes, provides buying and rental housing presentations upon request, and supports the delivery of financial literacy education to immigrant and refugees in English and other languages.

Location:
Augusta, ME

Website:
www.mainehousing.org

Contact:
Debra King-Johnson
207-626-4670
dkjohnson@mainehousing.org

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Maine State Housing Authority

Maine Credit Union League

Description:
The Maine Credit Union League coordinates Financial Fitness-Money Management Experience Fairs for high school students statewide. The Maine Credit Union League also provides curriculum resources for teachers, including FoolProof. Resources are available in Spanish, French, and several African languages.

Location:
Westbrook, ME

Website:
www.mainecul.org

Contact:
Jon Paradise
207-773-5671
jparadise@mainecul.org

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Maine Credit Union League

Central Maine Credit Union

Description:
Central Maine Credit Union offers financial education presentations to high school classes as well as one-on-one counseling to credit union members.

Location:
Lewiston, ME

Website:
www.centralmainecu.com

Contact:
Vicki Stuart
207-783-1475
vstuart1@centralmainecu.com

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Central Maine Credit Union

Adult Education of the Kennebunks and Arundel

Description:
Adult Education of the Kennebunks and Arundel provides financial literacy classes to both students and community members.

Location:
Kennebunk, ME

Website:
kennebunk.maineadulted.org/

Contact:
Stacey Kalil
207-985-1116
skalil@rsu21.net

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Adult Education of the Kennebunks and Arundel