makingCHANGE is excited to present the 2nd Annual Howard County Passport to Financial Literacy on Saturday, February 5, 2011, from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at Howard Community College. This FREE event is designed as an interactive experience for teens and their parents or guardians, simulating "real life" financial planning, goal setting and decision making experiences. Students will move through 20 stations which will address education levels, occupations, salary, taxes, banking, budgeting, bill paying, saving, living expenses, car buying, wants vs. needs, credit cards and more. Each station will be manned by a local vendor. Passports are provided to each participant and stamped after successful completion of each station. We have partnered with Marlena Jareaux, author of the book, 26 Financial Things to Teach Your Parents, from which material has been used for the event.
STUDENTS: Are you ready to create the adult life you have been thinking about and see if your choices add up to achieve your goals? What do you see in your financial future? Learn important lessons to make informed choices when faced with important, first time, financial decisions.
PARENTS: Don't miss this opportunity to reinforce family financial values and priorities in a fun, yet realistic setting. Drop in anytime during the event and spend 60-90 minutes with your teen providing them with the knowledge to create their own financial success story.
GRAND PRIZE GIVEAWAY WILL BE A LAPTOP COMPUTER!
GOODIE BAGS GIVEN TO EACH TEEN PARTICIPANT!
RANDOM DRAWINGS FOR ADDITIONAL PRIZES WILL BE HELD TOO!
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makingCHANGE is dedicated to developing and delivering financial education programs that help individuals create their own financial success story. We focus on teaching people the financial education skills they need in a way that encourages lasting behavioral change. Our online and in-person programs are offered in schools, human service agencies, and businesses. Contact us to learn more about empowering people to Control their money... and Change their life! www.markingchangecenter.org
Junior Achievement of Central Maryland is dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy. Through a dedicated volunteer network, Junior Achievement provides in-school and after-school programs for kindergarten to grade twelve students which focus on work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy. Founded in 1957, the non-profit organization now serves more than 20,000 students each year throughout Central Maryland. For more information, visit www.jamaryland.org