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Want to Be a Florida Master Money Mentor?

The volunteer program kicks off Feb. 12.

This just in from Hillsborough County:

Hillsborough County Extension Service, in partnership with United Way of Suncoast is offering the Florida Master Money Mentor Volunteer Certification program. This a volunteer program for people who want to devote time mentoring individuals about the basics of personal financial management. No previous financial education or background in financial services is required. Prospective mentors will receive approximately 20 hours of intensive training in basic financial management and mentoring techniques. In return, they must commit to volunteering at least two hours per week - and following protocols in regards to reporting, client confidentiality, and providing researched based, unbiased information.

The next training in Hillsborough County will take place on Tuesdays from 9 – noon from February 12 – March 12 at the Hillsborough County Extension Service Office located at 5339 County Road 579 in Seffner. Volunteers should plan to attend all training sessions.  An interview, application, and background check is required before being accepted into the training.

Volunteering is a great way to broaden your life experience and meet a diverse group of people. Being a volunteer will also give you the satisfaction of knowing you are making a positive impact in your community.

The University of Florida Extension serves to provide the infrastructure for this program throughout the state of Florida, thanks to a gift from Bank of America. 

For more information, contact Lisa Leslie at 813-744-5519 x54143 or lesliel@hillsboroughcounty.org.

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