FINANCIAL LITERACY IS ONE OF THE BEST GIFTS YOU CAN GIVE TO YOUTH.
It has been a great year in the PEEP Financial Literacy Program. This year, we kicked off a pilot program for freshman at Phillip O. Berry Academy of Technology. With a quick lesson on budgeting, we put them right into the fire to see what would develop. On projects that allowed them to learn financial terminology, develop sound financial decision-making skills and of course a more in-depth look at budgeting for future investments such as home-buying, education, auto purchase and starting a business, these students came away with a better understanding of how managing your money can give you a sense of your own power, which in turn helps our community prosper. All dressed up for the occasion, students put on their best presentations. All are winners!
Check back soon for video from the competition!
CAREER MENTORS ARE PRICELESS!
A career mentor who spends one hour in a classroom with 17-25 students can sometimes teach more to students about success than they might learn in a month. Career Mentors:
- WANT TO BE PRESENT.
- Give Students REAL INSIGHT into their professional (and sometimes personal) lives.
- DO NOT SUGARCOAT obstacles and their own failures.
- UPLIFT students.
- Provide students with a ROLE MODEL.
Join us as a volunteer career mentor! Email: firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.