Evergy provides grant for youth economic and financial literacy


The Kansas Council for Economic Education (KCEE) has received a $5,000 grant from Evergy. The KCEE will use the grant in providing its economic and financial literacy programs for K-12 students throughout the state of Kansas.

The Kansas Council for Economic Education (KCEE) is a non-profit organization that is affiliated with all of Kansas’ six public universities and hosted by the W. Frank Barton School of Business at Wichita State University.

“The KCEE and the K-12 students in Kansas sincerely appreciate this gift,” said Jim Graham, the KCEE’s president and CEO.

About the Kansas Council For Economic Education

The KCEE strives to increase the economic and financial literacy of K-12 students by equipping their teachers to teach economics and personal finance and by providing programs and competitions that engage students through experiential learning and practical applications of knowledge. These highly regarded programs and competitions include the Stock Market Game, LifeSmarts, Financial Foundations for Kids, the Kansas Economics Challenge, the Kansas Personal Finance Challenge, and the Kansas Economics Poster Contest. The KCEE reaches more than 100,000 students through more than 1,000 teachers each year.

About Evergy, Inc.

Evergy, Inc. (NYSE: EVRG) serves approximately 1.6 million customers in Kansas and Missouri. We were formed in 2018 when long-term local energy providers KCP&L and Westar Energy merged. We generate nearly half the power we provide to homes and businesses with emission-free sources. We support our local communities where we live and work, and strive to meet the needs of customers through energy savings and innovative solutions.

Wichita State University serves as the Kansas urban-based research university, enrolling more than 15,000 students from every state in the U.S. and more than 100 countries. Wichita State and WSU Tech are recognized for being student centered and innovation driven.

Located in the largest city in the state with one of the highest concentrations in the United States of jobs involving science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), Wichita State University provides uniquely distinctive and innovative pathways of applied learning, applied research and career opportunities for all of our students.

The Innovation Campus, which is a physical extension of the Wichita State University main campus, is one of the nation’s largest and fastest-growing research/innovation parks, encompassing over 120 acres and is home to a number of global companies and organizations.

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