Economics Arkansas' 60th Anniversary
For sixty years, Economics Arkansas has been providing the state's PreK-12 teachers with the tools and the confidence to integrate economics into the classroom and help students prepare for "real life."
Celebrate With Us
Earlier this year, Stephens Inc. generously provided a $60,000 match gift opportunity to the Economics Arkansas Foundation to support program expansion.
Thank you to those who helped us reach this goal. Your support is a tribute to the last sixty years and sixty more to come.
Still want to make a gift? Support our annual fund today. Every dollar contributed supports our efforts to bring economic education to all students in the state.
How We Invest Your Donations
Targeted Resource Mailings
Staff Professional Development
Family Financial Literacy Nights
Bessie B. Moore Awards for Excellence in Teaching Economics
Teacher Grant Projects
National Financial Literacy Month
National Financial Literacy Month places the importance of learning about finances and the tools to learn about them right in the classroom. No matter the age, putting the know-how and resources at the fingertips of children will give them the power to make smart decisions now and in the future.
Leadership in Free Enterprise Award Luncheon
Little Rock Marriott
Economics Arkansas presents the 2022 Leadership in Free Enterprise Award to Tommy May, CEO and Chairman of Simmons First Foundation.
Individual tickets are still available.
Economics Arkansas 60th Anniversary
Virtual Day of Giving
Join us as we celebrate sixty years of life-enriching economics and personal finance education! Help us to ensure Arkansas students learn essential skills for building prosperous, fulfilling lives by making a gift to Economics Arkansas Foundation.
11th Annual REAL Econ for All Conference
This two-day Relevant, Engaging, Activity-based Learning Econ for All conference offers dozens of outstanding sessions for Prek-12 educators. Premier experts from academia, business, and industry lead a wide variety of economic and personal finance sessions.
National Economic Education Month
As of 2021, October is officially National Economic Education Month! The observance promotes the importance of teaching economic education in our schools. Stay tuned for details of special events!
60th Anniversary Event | October 2022
2022 marks Economics Arkansas' 60th anniversary of providing quality economic education training and resources to Arkansas teachers and students! We created a supplement for the Arkansas Business Journal. To view the supplement, please click through the pages below.
A similar publication was created in 2012 celebrating our 50th anniversary.
Lasting Impact Stories
The professional development trainings and programs of Economics Arkansas have made an undeniable impact on educators and students who have participated. Read testimonies of the lasting impact economic, personal finance, and entrepreneurship education have had on the people of Arkansas.