The Office of the State Treasurer (OST) and the King County Library System (KCLS) are partnering to provide a free three-part Financial Foundation workshop series at the Federal Way 320th Library beginning Wednesday, April 26.
Financial Foundations Workshops are for adults looking to develop new skills in managing personal finances. Each workshop will focus on different aspects of personal finance, including budgeting, credit and debt, and identity theft prevention and awareness.
KCLS regularly hosts learning and developmental opportunities both online and at libraries across the county. Katy Curtis, an Adult Services librarian with KCLS, connects library users with the skills and tools they need to be effective and critical lifelong learners, researchers, and citizens.
“This will be the first time partnering with the Office of the State Treasurer, and we’re excited to offer these workshops as an additional opportunity for the residents of King County,” said Curtis.
In addition to managing public finances for the state, OST focuses on financial education as a part of its services to the public.
OST Financial Education Coordinator John McKenney will be conducting the workshops at the Federal Way 320th Library over the next three months. He has experience working across the state as a facilitator for both in-person and online financial wellness workshops to help financially empower Washingtonians.
“Financial education can be an invaluable tool for anyone in Washington thinking about their next steps and long-term personal finances,” said McKenney. “We’re honored to partner with the King County Library System to provide this development opportunity for people in the Federal Way area.”
Registration is not required to attend any upcoming workshops at the Federal Way 320th Library, located at 848 S 320th Street in Federal Way. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Upcoming Financial Foundations Workshops:
Budgeting: 6 – 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 26
Credit and Debt: 6 – 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 31
Identity Theft Prevention: 6 – 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 28
Contact John McKenney with questions about the Financial Foundations Workshops at firstname.lastname@example.org.