Students take on real life scenarios with and without higher education
Financial Eduction Coordinator Barbara Ray said by targeting middle school students through the program, more students will want to go on and pursue a higher education.
“The Treasurer, John Perdue, finds that if middle school students take this workshop and then form their four year plan in high school, they are more than likely to take higher education more seriously,” she said.
Ray said students found it interesting that when they had a job with a higher education, they were able to purchase the more expensive house and car.
“They end up realizing that the higher paying job will often get them more out of life.”
Sophia Hall said participating in the workshop gave her a real idea of what her parents go through for her and her sister.
Hall, a seventh grader at BSMS, thought forming a budget helped her realize that you have to purchase the things you really need in life before buying the newest iPhone.
“It showed me that I really have to pay attention to what’s necessary,” she said, “not just the things I really want.”
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