Take Charge Cats Fall 2015 Newsletter

Arizona Financial Face-Off (AFF) is a personal finance-focused competition which attracts the entire
family by having a variety of components that will interest everyone! The competition is open to all schools/groups Tucson and its surrounding area who have hosted Take Charge Cats workshops in personal finance.

Q: What is AFF?
A: AFF is the end of the year competition that we host to
see which school is the most financially savvy! Teams compete in numerous games to test their knowledge of the key concepts that we have taught them throughout the year and then apply their skills to tackle a real world scenario. Presentations are given in front of industry professionals and based on their performance of the entire day, the winner of AFF is crowned!


Q: Why participate in AFF?

A: Did I mention there is a grand prize for the winning team? All participating schools will receive a prize and a chance to win at our annual raffle, but thanks to our sponsors, the champions receive a very generous amount of money to take back to their school! The team that best understands and applies the core concepts of personal finance, walks away with the big check.

Q: Who can participate?
Schools and/or teams of at least 5 students who have had our 4 core workshops (Spending Plans,
Savings, Credit Reports, Credit Cards) and an additional workshop on "How to Win AFF", are eligible to compete in AFF. AFF is open to both middle school and high school students as the competition is a great balance of brawn and brainpower.
Q: When is AFF? 
AFF will be held on Saturday, April 23rd at Dodge Middle School. It is an all-day event and is jam-packed with a fun, competitive spirit!

Apply by March 18th!

Q. How much does it cost? 
AFF is free! Team shirts and lunch are all provided as well. The only thing required of schools to bring is a great attitude and come prepared to win.


Thank you to our Sponsors!



Meet the Team

 Andrew is a senior at the U of A studying philosophy, politics, economics and law. Andrew is President of the Take Charge Cats team, he can often be spotted around McClelland Park, as he is also involved in UA Enactus. Last summer Andrew studied abroad in Shanghai, China to improve  his fluency in Mandarin. Following graduation, Andrew plans to attend Law School.

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Curriculum Offered

The Take Charge Cats team offers a variety of workshops to build financial literacy! Call us today to schedule a workshop, or schedule online!
  • Spending Plans
  • Savings
  • Credit Reports
  • Credit Cards
  • Invest in Yourself
  • Identity Theft
  • Paychecks

New Schools
Flowing Wells High
Ironwood Ridge High
Gridley Middle
Valencia Middle
Catalina Foothills High

Canyon Del Oro High

Amphitheater High
Catalina High
Utterback Middle

Mansfeld Middle

Espero Canyon Middle
Palo Verde High

S.T.A.R. Academic Center


Contact Us

The University of Arizona
P.O. Box 2100078
Tucson, AZ 85721

Torey Ligon

Caitlyn Francis


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Fall 2015 News Letter

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