On July 15, 2017, S.A.F.E. founder David Scranton conducted an educational workshop on basic financial literacy with an emphasis on managing credit debt and first-job income for students in Bridgeport, CT. The students were primarily from low-income communities and were enthusiastic and appreciative of the presentation. The workshop contained a wealth of information not accessible to most of them through their normal school curriculum or elsewhere.
“Teenagers are always very interested and excited to talk about money,” Scranton said. “They’re even more excited to learn about how to be responsible earners and savers and how to avoid letting the money they work for slip through their fingers—which is a reality for many teens who haven’t learned the basics of fiscal responsibility.”
Many other S.A.F.E. volunteer educators have held similar workshops across the country for teens and other groups in our target demographics: ages 25-55, and over 55.
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