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Money Talks

Summary Money Talks offers teens the opportunity to learn money management techniques in three different formats: magazine-style teen guides, classroom curriculum, and interactive web site. All the materials are available in English and Spanish. Magazine-style Teen Guides - A series of ten teen guides have been developed with topics based on the responses from our needs assessment of teens in Southern California. The topics include: money personality, easy ways to save money, shopping skills, car costs, buying snacks, savings accounts, checking accounts, e-banking, obtaining credit, and credit cards. Classroom Curriculum - Leader's guides accompany each of the teen guides. Included in the leader's guides are learning objectives; background information; discussion questions; activities with handouts, visuals, and links to the web site; a glossary of important terms; and additional resources. Interactive Web Site - The Money Talks web site contains downloadable versions of all the teen guides, videos on simple ways to save and credit, interactive games and quizzes, links to other sites, and an Ask $am segment that allows teens to ask questions of our in-house expert.
Workgroup Chair Information
Name Marisa Neelon (Co-Chair)
Phone 925-608-6681
Unit: Contra Costa County
Name Natalie Price (Co-Chair)
Phone (626) 586-1948
Unit: Los Angeles County
Membership List
CE Advisor
Algert, Susan Santa Clara County
  RETIRED: Nutrition, Family and Consumer Sciences Advisor
(info only) Espinoza, Dorina Humboldt County Office
  Youth, Families and Communities Advisor Positive Youth Development, Nutrition Education, Food Preservation, Food Systems with a focus on emergency response
Ganthavorn, Chutima Riverside County
  Cooperative Extension Advisor Emerita Nutrition Education and Evaluation, Consumer Food Safety, Community Garden
Go, Charles Alameda County
  4-H Youth Development Advisor - Alameda and Contra Costa Counties Applied research and extension of knowledge in the areas of fostering and implementing programs that focus on youth life skills development and working with communities to build capacities to support youth development.
Johns, Margaret Kern County
  Nutrition Family Consumer Science Advisor, Emeritus (Retired)
Nathaniel, Keith Los Angeles County
  County Director & 4-H Youth Development Advisor Adolescent Development; Educational Planning; Social Capital and Community Networks
Neelon, Marisa Contra Costa County
  Nutrition, Family & Consumer Sciences Advisor Food security and the prevention of childhood obesity and chronic disease in populations with low-income.
Peterson, Shirley San Luis Obispo County
  Advisor Emeritus Nutrition, Family & Consumer Sciences Nutrition, food safety, & consumer economics.
Price, Natalie Los Angeles County
  Nutrition, Family and Consumer Sciences Advisor Public health nutrition, food security, social determinants of health.
Rosales, Drusilla Orange County - UC Cooperative Extension
  Nutrition, Family and Consumer Sciences Advisor
Soule, Katherine San Luis Obispo County
  Assistant Vice Provost of Cooperative Extension; Director of Cooperative Extension, SLO & SB Counties; & Youth, Families & Communities Advisor Affirming inclusion of individuals who identify as members of LGBTQ+ communities
Wooten Swanson, Patti San Diego County
  Nutrition,  Family, and  Consumer Science Advisor - Emeritus Family Resource Management, Nutrition and Health, Food Safety, Adult Education
CE Specialist
(info only) Varcoe, Karen Dean's Office CNAS
  Consumer Economics Specialist Family and consumer sciences
Other ANR
Costello, Connie Expanded Food Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)
  Nutrition Supervisor EFNEP & UC CalFresh
Grajales-Hall, Myriam Strategic Communications
  Communications Manager
Panarella, Katie Youth, Families, and Communities Statewide Program
  Director, Nutrition, Family and Consumer Sciences Program & Policy Connecting federal and community-based nutrition education, hunger relief, consumer food safety and obesity prevention programs to empower youth, adults and families to lead healthy lives.
Membership Totals
Number of Members16
ANR Members16
Info Only2
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