The students at Baton Rouge High School will be spared the
financially expensive learning curve that generations before them experienced
learning money management. Thanks to the creative encouragement of Mrs.
Wheatley whose classes are learning about financial institutions, types of
accounts, financial tools, business economics as well as employment skills and
interviewing techniques which will help students build a solid foundation. They
are also delving into the financial and employment basics every young person
needs to be money smart and financially savvy.
Neighbors became involved with the class as a guest
presenter invited to explain how financial institutions and money tools can be
a foundation for building credit and saving money. Later that same afternoon
another student requested a workshop on a different topic and since then
Neighbors has been a partner in developing the students’ financial well-being.
"I enjoy speaking with Mrs. Wheatley’s classes; they
are attentive, respectful and interested in learning,” said Ann Marie Erie,
Neighbors’ Community Outreach Coordinator. "The ability to share
information which will help them avoid the financial pitfalls that I
experienced after high school makes me feel like I am really helping these
students have a brighter financial future.”
Neighbors regularly brings financial education to students
of all ages in classrooms all over the Metro Baton Rouge Area. If you’d like
Neighbors to present to your class, email Ann Erie at firstname.lastname@example.org.