FHS Hosts Financial Fair
On Friday, April 8th, Franklinton High School staff partnered with Local Government Federal Credit Union and Civic Federal Credit Union to host a financial fair for seniors. The first financial fair took place in 2019, and this was the second in-person event. This collaborative effort to provide financial education to the youth could not have been possible without community volunteer partners, Franklin County Schools staff, and Credit Union employees.
This event allowed students to deepen their understanding of the financial topics that will impact their lives as they become adults. The day consisted of a Mad Money hands-on simulation. Students received an adult profile, complete with occupation, salary, spouse, student loan debt, credit card debt, and medical insurance payments. They also received an instant family and then moved about the stations to purchase housing, transportation, food, clothing, household necessities, daycare, and other needs, allowing them to have real-life experiences. They also attended presentations on Credit 101, Money Management, Protecting your Financial Identity, and Financial Institution Basics.
Special recognition goes to Mrs. Heller, FHS Assistant Principal, for spearheading the event for the school and working with school staff and the Credit Union to ensure a successful outcome. Also, a shoutout goes to all the school staff who attended the events with the students, Ms.Styer, and her culinary students who prepared lunch for the volunteers.