Financial Literacy

Helping Families become even Stronger.

Financial Freedom – Begin with Financial Literacy!

UWLS is excited to announce registration is open for our second financial literacy class of the year. If you missed the first class, now is your opportunity to join us. These classes will align with budgeting and savings, and this particular session is open to children, as well. We are committed to being available to our community members. Classes will be offered throughout Lake & Sumter Counties and be led by a financial coach.


Next class date to be announced soon!




Seats will fill up fast. Secure your spot by registering when available.

Take Control of Your Finances

Request a one on one with a case manager to discuss your options at the link below.

What is Financial Literacy?

Financial literacy is having a foundation built on learning the importance of money. Understanding budgeting and personal financial management is connected to one’s finances and building a lifelong relationship. Financial literacy includes knowing how an economic decision made today can impact your financial stability in the future.

We’re working to help individuals and families in our community to get on a path towards financial empowerment. That starts with access to services, job training, job coaching, credit counseling and money management programs.

Local Snapshot

The good news is the number of people in Lake and Sumter who are housing-cost burdened is decreasing and incomes are increasing, but there are still many people who must cover rising expenses on tight budgets, making financial literacy and budgeting and savings education crucial.


of people in Lake and Sumter Counties are housing-cost burdened

Lake County per capita income

Sumter County per capita income

A Huge Thank You to Our Sponsors

The June H. Jones Foundation