The Education Alliance, in collaboration with the College Foundation of West Virginia, the West Virginia State Treasurer’s Office, West Virginia Bankers Association, and the West Virginia Department of Education is partnering with three West Virginia high schools to pilot a financial literacy program. The goal of the pilot will be to assist schools in the identification of tools and strategies that will strengthen their students’ financial capability.
In Their Own Words…
Buckhannon-Upshur High School
In part, our school’s mission states that we will provide our students the opportunity to grow socially and academically every day. Financial literacy is more important today given the high amount of debt that families incur and the high amount of student loan debt that college students have as they enter the work force. Some people live paycheck to paycheck and are unable to save for unforeseen expenses or to plan for their goals of retirement. As several of our teachers will work collaboratively, we will be able to plan and implement learning activities to provide our students with tools and knowledge that will affect their future. Guest speakers and real-world simulations will have an impact on our students as they not only see the importance, but also the necessity of gaining these life-long skills. This pilot program will enable Buckhannon-Upshur High School to better prepare our students to be financially literate and fiscally able to achieve their dreams.
– Christy Dean, Business Teacher, Buckhannon-Upshur High School
For more information about the high school pilot, contact Rob Bobbera at: email@example.com