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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

Brooke Haag
EH Program Coordinator, Consumer Economics
University of Illinois Extension
801 North Country Fair Drive
Suite D
Champaign, IL 61821
Phone: 217-333-7672
FAX: 217-333-7683
bhaag2@illinois.edu

Money Mentors

Money Mentors

About 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

Mentees and mentors can meet as many times as they feel necessary to work through money management strategies unique to the Mentee participant's situation.

The goal for each meeting is to determine the most important steps a mentee can make to move towards their financial goals. Money Mentor volunteers are trained and have problem-solving techniques to help make plans for the mentee to move forward.

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 click here to fill out the Mentee Participant Enrollment Form.

If you have questions or would like to learn more, please contact our Champaign Extension office, (217) 333-7672.

Supported by a grant from United Way of Champaign County.