Surveys show young adults are lacking much of the practical, everyday knowledge of finances they need to live independently.
With this in mind, WHS launched a new Financial Literacy program this year to help juniors understand financial basics. "Our goal is to help our students learn to responsibly manage their finances after graduation and into adulthood," said Assistant Principal Tom Andrzejewski.
Through a series of Intervention and Enrichment (IE) classes, provided by TruMark Financial Credit Union, all 11th graders will participate in three sessions including Budgeting, Credit Cards & Debt, and Money Scams & Identity Theft.
In the spring, the 11th grade homerooms will compete against each other to see which homeroom knows the most about financial literacy. Stay tuned!