Program helps eighth graders become savvy money managers
Fernandez and Lee are among 14,000 eighth-grade students in the Washington region each year who spend a day of school visiting the finance park, making real-life decisions about health care, housing, investments and banking. Most of the students who participate -- 13,000 -- are from Fairfax County, with the rest coming from Alexandria, Arlington, the District and Prince George's County.
Posted by Jim Zellmer at February 22, 2013 1:20 AM
The students attend the finance park, which sits on the campus of Robert Frost Middle School and W.T. Woodson High School, after spending five weeks learning about interest and credit; the risks and benefits of saving and investing; the difference between gross and net monthly income and other aspects of financial literacy during math and social studies classes.
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