Financial Literacy Program for 9th-10th Graders

Posted on: February 1st, 2016 by Anastasia Miller


Modified from a post on Jupiter by Counselor Justine Sinprasith, 1/31/16

Financial literacy refers to the set of skills and knowledge that allows an individual to make informed and effective decisions about their finances. It is the ability to learn how money works in the world: how to earn it, how to manage it, how to invest it, how to save it, and more. Serve Your City, an educational non-profit organization, is partnering with volunteers from the International Monetary Fund (World Bank) to deliver a 6-week financial literacy program to 10-15 SWWHS students. Students in 9th and 10th grade are eligible to participate.

The program will be held on Wednesdays from 4:30pm-6:00pm, beginning February 24th and ending on April 13th. Students must be able to travel independently to and from the IMF building (corner of 19th Street NW and Pennsylvania Ave NW).

A representative from Serve Your City will visit SWWHS to talk to students interested in the program. These information sessions will be on Monday, February 1 (12:30pm-1:30pm) and Tuesday, February 2 (11:45am-1:30pm).