The School of Economics (SOE) is having a record-breaking year and has come back from the pandemic stronger and fully committed to effectively serving the students in the greater Kansas City area. SOE is fully booked for field trips at both locations for the 2022-23 school year, with a wait list of more than 1,500 students. We successfully piloted our third grade program, Mini-Town, at our SOE at UMB location this year. We will expand our services to include Mini-Town every year moving forward. All of our achievements are made possible through the generous support of UMB. SOE is extremely grateful UMB has renewed its financial contribution to support us in our mission. The need for building financial capabilities has never been greater, and UMB is a champion in empowering youth with these vital skills!