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Tools for Educators

This section of the Web site is a resource for extension educators implementing the Cooperative Extension initiative Financial Security in Later Life. The site features links to programs, background information on the initiative, research that supports the initiative, links to government and non-profit organizations who work with later life financial security issues, a list of possible funding sources, and marketing tools that can be downloaded and used by educators in their local areas. The online evaluation tool allows educators to enter their local evaluation data into a database to be reported on the national level.

  • Program Toolkit - These programs have been chosen as ones that support the goals of the initiative. They are offered in cooperation with local extension offices and non-profit organizations.

  • Frequently Asked Questions - Here you will find frequently asked questions about the program.

  • Background - Here you can view the initiative's research-based framework, white paper, 5-year plan, and contact information for the National Initiative Management Team and individuals who have agreed to serve as contacts for the initiative within their states.

  • Supporting Research - Since this is a research-based initiative, great care has been taken to ensure that we provide you with the actual research that supports this work. We have featured a few of the specific pieces of research in addition to a comprehensive annotated bibliography, which includes more than 100 pieces of research.

  • Marketing Tools - We want you, the extension educator, to be able to market this initiative in the most effective way possible. Therefore, we have provided you with some basic resources to make your job a little easier.

  • Extension Links - Links to some other helpful extension Web sites related to the Initiative.

  • Helpful Links for Extension Educators - Links to government and non-government organizations that also do important work in the field of later life financial security.

  • Funding Resources - Listing of possible funding sources and ideas for creative resource development.

  • Program Evaluations and Accountability - Helpful suggestions and hints for collecting evaluation data for FSLL programs and reporting that data to the FSLL on-line database.

  • Video Highlights - Videos from from the conference that was held March 20-22, 2002.
  • Financial Security Guidebook and Educational Resources - A guidebook that includes step-by-step instructions for community educators to conduct educational programs to change the retirement planning behavior of Americans.


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