Cowley First Events

Cowley First Events:

Career Expo


 In consideration of Executive Order 20-07 from the Governor temporarily closing all K-12 schools for the remainder of this school year, will be canceling our Career Expo April 8th

 All of our events encourage education and growth for students within our community, connect with our business leaders and to create impact in positive ways. Everyone’s commitment to making each and every event a huge success has been greatly appreciated!

We will begin working on the 2020-21 events and getting them on everyone’s calendars. Please be watching for the dates and be safe!

Any questions, concerns and ideas can be directed to me at or call 620-221-9951

Thank You!

Future Finance 

This event is postponed to 2021! Dates coming soon!

The 7th annual financial reality exercise dates for high school sophomores for 2019 are October 1 at Winfield High School and Oct 2 at Arkansas City High School.

What is Future Finance?

Future Finance is a financial literacy exercise geared towards sophomores that helps youth understand some of the “realities” involved in preparing for an employable future and adulthood. As adults we must have money to buy food, clothing, shelter, transportation, etc. and more often than not, we have to figure that out not only for ourselves but perhaps a spouse and children. FF provides students the opportunity to learn about those choices that must be made as adults. FF provides a valuable service to teens ­helping them learn to determine spending priorities and budget their money. The goals of the program are to show teens that their performance in school today will affect their future, and give teens a chance to learn and practice personal finance skills in a fun way.

Prior to the event students complete a survey at school, provided by Cowley First, as to how they see their lives ten years in the future including career, lifestyle, married or single, children, etc. At the event they are given a life situation based on their answers. Of those who said they would be married, about 40% are given a status of divorced and the situations that may apply such as paying or receiving child support.

At the event, the following fourteen booths are set up for the students and manned by local business leaders. Students visit each booth and make mock purchases of their goods/services. Banking, Childcare, Utilities. Communications, Housing, Insurance, Supermarket, Shopping Center, Entertainment, Transportation, Medical Center, Charitable Giving, Chances ad Financial Advising/SOS.

The FREE program is a community wide effort with sponsors, school support and over 250 volunteers from the community making this two-day event possible.

We are always looking for volunteers and sponsorship as 100% of the program expenses are on us, Cowley First. Anyone interested, please email to or call (620) 221-9951 or (620) 442-3094.

ACCA Future Finance Survey

ARKANSAS CITY USD 470 Future Finance Survey

BELLE PLAINE USD 357 Future Finance Survey

CEDAR VALE USD 285 Future Finance Survey

CENTRAL USD 462 Future Finance Survey

CLEARWATER USD 264 Future Finance Survey

DEXTER USD 471 Future Finance Survey

OXFORD USD 358 Future Finance Survey

SOUTH HAVEN USD 509 Future Finance Survey

UDALL USD 463 Future Finance Survey

WINFIELD USD 465 Future Finance Survey

TEST Future Finance Survey

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