Founded in 1962 as a private, nonpartisan, educational nonprofit organization, Economics Arkansas equips pre-K-12 schools with standards-based resources and professional development to teach economics, personal finance and the free-enterprise system.
The organization uses practical, innovative and inspiring methods so that Arkansas students can master an understanding of economics and personal finance and apply that knowledge for success in the economy. They will know how the world works and how to acquire marketable job skills, sound decision-making skills and money management skills necessary to thrive as adults.
Trainings, programs and resources are project-based, grade appropriate, innovative and state-approved for professional development credit.
FUNDRAISERS AND EVENTS
• Oct. 7, 2019 - Excellence in Free Enterprise Awards luncheon presented to the George Family and the Simmons Family, Springdale
• Nov. 13, 2019 - Bessie B. Moore Awards luncheon to recognize excellence in teaching economics, Little Rock.
• Spring 2020 (date TBD) - Leadership in Free Enterprise (LIFE) Awards luncheon, Little Rock
• Spring 2020 (dates TBD) - The Trade Game, locations vary
• May 7, 2020 - Stock Market Game Awards luncheon for statewide student winners, Little Rock
Visit EconomicsArkansas.org for details and sponsorship opportunities.
• $15 covers the cost of one team of students to compete in the Stock Market Game.
• $500 provides one teacher grant to support the expansion of teaching economics, entrepreneurship and/or personal finance in a pre-K-12 classroom.
• $1,500 funds one Econ in the Rock/Econ on Location workshop for 20 pre-K-12 educators.
• $20,000 secures presenting sponsorship benefits at the 2020 LIFE Awards luncheon or Trade Game fundraiser.
|Perry Wilson||Allison Richardson|
|Randy Lawson||Ray Hobbs|
|Jim Tucker||Lindsay Carter|
|Jerrod Williams||Melinda Faubel|
|Bob Hamilton||David Humphrey|
|Robyn C. Breshears||Michael Poore|
|Jim Rollins||Jane Wayland|
|John D. "Skipper" Ward|
1400 W. Markham St., Ste. 408
P.O. Box 3447
Little Rock, AR 72203