Financial education is crucial for all age groups. During Financial Literacy Month, encourage your students to attend these money-minded classes.
In Who Wants to be a Millionaire, teens explore the myths and realities about becoming a millionaire, then learn strategies for setting and achieving financial goals. Register to attend the Thursday, April 7 class at Howard County Library Savage Branch or the Monday, April 11 class at Howard County Library Central Branch. Both sessions begin at 7:00 pm.
Teens can choose to Take the Spending Challenge. This interactive game leads students through 16 weeks of purchases and payments in a single hour. Students begin with a regular “paycheck” and a fictional credit card, then make choices about how much to save, how much to spend, and whether to pay by cash or credit. Register to attend the Wednesday, April 6 class at Howard County Library East Columbia Branch or the Thursday, April 14 class at Howard County Library Elkridge Branch. Both sessions begin at 7:00 pm. (To request a session of Take the Spending Challenge in your very own classroom, complete the online Curriculum Enhancements request.)
Those teens who are dreaming of the day they’ll be driving, will be interested in Your First Set of Wheels. Students will learn about hidden costs like maintenance and insurance, then create a savings plan. Register to attend the Tuesday, April 5 class at Howard County Library Glenwood Branch or the Wednesday, April 13 class at Howard County Library Miller Branch. Both sessions begin at 7:00 pm.
Katie George – Administration Office