Mesa Ridge High School in Widefield School District 3 is the only school in Colorado to be recognized by the Consumers United Association for providing excellent financial education programs in the community.
Eight Colorado nonprofit organizations also are receiving the Right on the Money award, which was to be presented Wednesday during a luncheon at the Wellshire Inn in Denver.
Mesa Ridge’s “Math Today” class, which teaches low-income high school seniors and their parents about finances, was singled out for its work.
Other recipients are: Colorado State University Extension, Adams County in Brighton, for the Family Success program; The Financial Education and Economic Transformation Center in Aurora, for its Finance Club; RISE of Greeley, for the Getting Ahead program; Bank on Denver, for its financial education program; Boulder County Care Connect, for a new program to promote financial self-sufficiency; Colorado JumpStart Coalition, for its work to advance financial literacy in schools; Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver, for its Family Services Program; and the Our Center of Longmont, for a financial skills program.
This is the first time Mesa Ridge has won the award from Consumers United Association, a nonprofit membership organization.