The Credit-Wise Cats were honored on Friday at the 2013 Metropolitan Pima Alliance Common Ground awards ceremony with a win for the Arizona Financial Face-Off project. The Credit-Wise Cats organization is one of several financial education outreach programs developed by the UA's Take Charge America Institute for Consumer Financial Education and Research in the John & Doris Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences. The Common Ground awards recognize community leaders, projects and events that feature successful collaboration between the private and public sectors for the overall benefit of the community. Arizona Financial Face-Off is a finance-focused competition for Tucson high school students that allows them to gain a deeper understanding of topics like budgeting, saving, credit cards, credit reports and the fundamentals of financial stability.
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