Media Release

Master Money Mentor Program Accepting Applications

Thursday, July 29, 2010 4:00 PM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The new Florida Master Money Mentor (FMMM) program is provided by the University of Florida IFAS and Alachua County Extension Service.

The program is a coordinated referral network in which trained volunteer mentors provide basic personal finance coaching to individuals and families. Mentors will receive training in September. Social service agencies, church groups and other organizations are encouraged to enlist volunteers to expand the services they already provide.

There is no fee for the 20 hours of training. Training dates are scheduled for September 7th, 8th, 14th, & 15th from 1p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Extension office (2800 NE 39th Avenue, Gainesville).

Applications will be taken and interviews held during August. For an application visit: and click on Florida Money Mentor program.

For more information, contact the Alachua County Extension Office at 352-955-2402.

All Extension Programs and Services are open to all without regard to race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin or handicap.  For persons requiring special accommodations, please contact the Family and Consumer Sciences Office/Brenda Williams at (352) 955-2402 (voice) or TDD/TYY (352) 955-2406 or at the Alachua County Extension Service, ATTN:  Family and Consumer Sciences, 2800 NE 39th Avenue, Gainesville, FL  32609.  Please contact the Extension Office at least five working days prior to the program so that proper consideration may be given to the request.  Upon request, for persons with print-related disabilities, this document is available in alternate format.


If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).