Recently, we celebrated as 21 students graduated from the Financial Literacy program. This program’s goal is to help each student take steps out of poverty by giving each individual the tools needed to manage and budget their financial resources well, and to encourage savings.
We congratulate each of those students who spent 10 weeks learning about budgeting, saving and money management. And, a special thanks goes out to our partners and volunteers for helping make this a success.
We also celebrate the fact that the parents in the class shared what they were learning with their kids by leading them through Financial Peace University Junior kits. Their kids were asked to complete various jobs throughout the week to earn play money that could then be spent to purchase a variety of items at the Financial Literacy store during the final class. The kids were also able to give money thanks to our partner First Federal Savings Bank who turned the “give” play money into real dollars that will go to a local charity.
And, there were four teenagers who completed the teen program. Well done, parents and kids, for working hard and getting a jump start on learning how to manage your money well!
We have some great photos from the graduation celebration. Take a look at our Flickr page to see all of them and stay tuned for details on the next offering of Financial Literacy that will take place next spring.