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Cayla Waters
Program Coordinator, Family and Consumer Sciences
University of Illinois Extension
3164 North Vermilion
Danville, IL 61832
Phone: 217-442-8615
FAX: 217-442-8628
cmwaters@illinois.edu

Kathy Sweedler
Extension Educator, Consumer Economics
University of Illinois Extension
801 North Country Fair Drive
Suite D
Champaign, IL 61821
Phone: 217-333-7672
FAX: 217-333-7683
sweedler@illinois.edu

Ya Ning Katherine Mei
Program Coordinator, Family and Consumer Sciences
University of Illinois Extension
801 North Country Fair Drive
Suite D
Champaign, IL 61821
Phone: 217-333-7672
FAX: 217-333-7683
ymei4@illinois.edu

Money Mentors

Money Mentors

What is the Money Mentor program?

Sponsored by the University of Illinois Extension, the Money Mentor program is a network of trained volunteers who work one-on-one with individuals who request help with personal money management.

Money Mentor volunteers build financial capacity in our local communities by providing financial education and coaching to individuals. In addition to mentoring, individuals work to increase financial capacity in local communities by providing community outreach through displays, community talks, or other outreach projects.

How can a Money Mentor help me?

Money Mentors are available to assist individuals with personal finance strategies, including:

  • Budgeting
  • Establishing Financial Goals
  • Building Savings
  • Managing Credit
  • Organizing Finances

Is there a cost to meet with a Money Mentor?

There is no cost to meet one-on-one with a Money Mentor. To be paired with a Money Mentor please fill out the Mentee Participant Enrollment Form located on the right-hand side of the screen. If you have questions or would like to learn more contact Cayla Waters, Consumer Economics Program Coordinator at (217) 442-8615 or email cmwaters@illinois.edu.