Monday, January 25, 2010

Financial Education Program Celebrates Success

The ‘My Money, My Life’ financial literacy program for teenagers celebrated its fifth anniversary today.

The NeighborWorks of Western Pennsylvania initiative achieved its goal of 1000 students since late 2004.

Education Coordinator Courtney George says the weekly, after-school program began because financial literacy wasn’t being taught to many local students.

George says students learn about credit, lending, bank accounts, and saving money. She says in the advanced classes, they go on to create their own character to learn about a lifetime of financial skills.

Interested individuals should visit the NeighborWorks website at (

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