PUBLISHED – The Boca Raton News – June 12, 2005
Boca nonprofit organization brings financial literacy to local high school students.
Boca nonprofit organization brings financial literacy to local high school students
Published Sunday, June 12, 2005
From Staff Reports
Debt Management Credit Counseling Corp., a Boca Raton not-for-profit organization, has introduced their Financial Literacy Program to high schools as a way for students to gain valuable skills that will help them make smart financial decisions.
With the Financial Literacy Program, students learn how to create a budget, use a credit card wisely, balance their checkbook, and develop a solid savings fund. The program also includes chapters on preventing identity theft, understanding credit reports, and the effects of unpaid debt. Some high school students in Boca Raton have already taken advantage of this free opportunity to improve their financial knowledge.
“Many high school students never get any information about financial issues until they are out in the real world and have to make those hard choices that could lead them into financial chaos,” said Jessica Stokes, education and research coordinator for Debt Management Credit Counseling. “The Financial Literacy Program provides the information students need to be better prepared for the decisions that lie ahead.”
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Contact: Jessica Stokes, Education and Research Coordinator