and makingCHANGE will put on a financial literacy event at Howard Community College. It is free and targets youth between the ages of 12 and 18. Young people and their parents go through various stations where they make financial decisions such as buying a car, buying groceries, paying rent, etc. I have participated in this event the past 2 years and have enjoyed watching young people and their parents talk over financial decisions. At the end of the day, the young people have a much better appreciation of what their parents and guardians are engaged in when they are holding a job and running a household. Most importantly, they are exposed to the kinds of financial decisions they will be making as they become older.
The attendance is always high, and a big crowd is expected this year!