Founded in 1962, Economics Arkansas equips pre-K-12 teachers with standards-based resources and professional development to teach economics and personal finance. By teaching teachers, who in turn teach students, we maximize our impact exponentially.
We use project-based, grade-appropriate, innovative methods so that Arkansas students can master an understanding of economics and personal finance and apply that knowledge for success in our free-market economy.
Our goal is for students to know how our world works so that they understand how to become engaged and responsible citizens, consumers and members of the workforce.
The Economics Arkansas Foundation was launched in 2016 to ensure the organization’s long-term viability.
• $15 sponsors one team in the Stock Market Game. More than 3,000 Arkansas teams requested scholarships last year.
• $1,000 sponsors a virtual teacher professional development reaching teachers across the state. On average, more than 75 teachers attend our virtual trainings.
• $2,500 sponsors a school-based Family Financial Literacy Night helping students and families learn personal finance in an interactive way.
• A gift of any size to the Economics Arkansas Foundation Legacy Campaign supports the long-term success of Economics Arkansas.
1400 W. Markham St., Ste. 408
P.O. Box 3447
Little Rock, AR 72203
Service Area: Arkansas
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Kathleen Lawson