FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Teen members of The Boys & Girls Clubs of Wayne County will receive valuable guidance and education in financial literacy, including budgeting, saving, avoiding debt and saving for college in a new after-school enrichment program.
Richmond, October 15th, 2011 – On this day, the teen members of The Boys & Girls Clubs of Wayne County will participate in a financial literacy program called Money Matters. The Money Matters program was created by The Boys & Girls Clubs of America, in partnership with the Charles Schwab Foundation, to provide behavior-changing financial education to help teens get on the path toward budgeting, saving, and planning for college and financial freedom.
“We are delighted that Charles Schwab is sponsoring this nationwide financial education program, developed specifically to address the needs of at-risk teens,” said Erica Cook, the Teen Program Coordinator of The Boys & Girls Clubs of Wayne County. “This Money Matters program reaches teens at such a critical time. We hope to positively impact the saving and spending behaviors of our members by providing them with the knowledge and skills they need to make informed financial decisions throughout their lives.”
The Money matters program uses interactive activities to educate teens 13-18, on critical aspects of financial literacy, including managing a checking account, budgeting, saving, avoiding debt, investing, paying for college, and entrepreneurship. The Money Matters program was developed in a joint collaboration between Boys & Girls Clubs of America and the Charles Schwab Foundation.
Located at 1717 S. L St. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Wayne County has served the youth of Richmond for 53 years. The Club provides programs for more than 2500 boys & girls in the areas of character and leadership, educational and career development, health and life skills, the arts, sports, fitness and recreation.
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