Teens learn financial literacy

Mon, 06/26/2006 - 8:16am
By: The Citizen

Out of the Box (OOTB), a youth based program designed to create and promote financial literacy among metropolitan Atlanta teens is accepting applications for its 2006 program, set to begin August 12.

Out of the Box is a program that targets talented students between the ages of 14 –18. During such formative years, these students are approaching adulthood with little information and/or training as it relates to financial and economic literacy. OOTB students are recommended and selected by the educational, corporate and advocacy organizational partners paired with the OOTB program.

During the course of the program, students learn the skills necessary to master financial independence through educational classes on banking and budgeting, investing, securing and maintaining credit, entrepreneurship, public speaking and networking. Upon completion of the program, students graduate with the skills to maintain a secure financial future in addition to completed resumes, business cards, a working stock portfolio and a checking account with a major banking institution.

Out of the Box is currently recruiting 100 students between 14 and 18 years of age. Please contact Marc Ellis, Program Director for the Out of the Box Youth Financial Literacy Program at (770) 964-5744 for more information.

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