Sen. Richardville to help teach money management to high school students in Monroe
LANSING – In celebration of April as Youth Financial Literacy Month, Sen. Randy Richardville will travel to Saint Mary Catholic Central High School in Monroe to help teach young adults about money management.
The senator will join Chris Raymond’s economics class on Monday, April 21, from 8 to 10 a.m. as part of the 6th Annual Financial Literacy Legislative Challenge. The month-long event is sponsored by the Michigan Credit Union League which teams up credit union staff members with state lawmakers to educate students about personal finances.
“Learning how to manage a budget is the first step to financial freedom,” said Richardville, R-Monroe. “I applaud the efforts of credit union professionals to promote financial understanding for Michigan children, and I am honored to be a part of this outstanding program. Teaching good money management to our children bodes well for both their personal future and the future of our state.”
Following a presentation by Dawn Brodie of Education Plus Credit Union about credit and the importance of savings, Richardville will discuss how balancing the state budget uses the same principles.
During the 2006-07 school year, credit union staffers taught more than 42,000 students about saving, spending, and the intelligent use of credit.
Saint Mary Catholic Central is located at 108 West Elm Avenue in Monroe.
Posted: Thursday, April 17, 2008
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