This year's Monroe SIFE projects were written up in their annual report called, Our World Begins Here . In addition to continuing long-term projects like Cupid in Business, where the students provide women in shelters with motivational skills, vocational training, and financial literacy and Money Making Matters, in which the SIFE team teaches financial literacy and market economics to people who live paycheck-to-paycheck, SIFE added Some Place Special for Kids, a project that provides economic expertise to families in Ghana in hopes of preventing child trafficking.
"The Monroe SIFE program continues to grow," said Sam Walton Fellow Professor Tilokie Depoo, the team's Faculty Advisor. "Certainly qualifying for the nationals is important," he added, "but the real value of the students' work is in the hundreds, no thousands, of lives Monroe SIFE students have impacted. That's the true value of SIFE at Monroe."