The Junior League of Greenwich (JLG) welcomed 25 boys and girls in 9th-12 grades to Money $ense for Teens on Saturday, Feb. 29th at the JLG headquarters.
The free financial literacy program followed Junior Achievement’s “Personal Finance” curriculum. The one day session taught teens the interrelationship between today’s financial decisions and tomorrow’s financial freedom. To achieve financial health and wellness, they learned about money -management strategies, including employment and income, budgeting, smart shopping, investing and risk management.
“I signed up because I wanted to learn how to handle money and investments. I’ve learned new definitions and I’m starting to understand how to think about what I’m spending money towards and how to save.” Sacnicte Arriola, 11th Grade Student at Greenwich High School
“My mom encouraged me to sign up because she wanted me to learn about budgeting for the future and saving. I’ve learned a lot about utilities and stuff that I didn’t know were expensive and a lot about different definitions of words I didn’t know before.” Charlotte Richard, 9th Grade Student, Greenwich Academy
The next Money $ense session will be Money $ense for Girls! This session will take place May 9th and is open to girls in 6th-8th grades and registration will open on March 7th. The program has proven to be a popular choice for all age groups. Sessions quickly fill, so early registration is recommended. To register or learn more visit : www.jlgreenwich.org
About Money $ense
Money $ense is a free program by the Junior League of Greenwich to teach financial literacy skills to youth in the community. It started as a pilot project in Spring 2019 with a 5-week course for high school students at the Boys and Girls Club of Greenwich. The program follows the curriculum of Junior Achievement but is led by the volunteers of the JLG. Seeing a need, the JLG has since expanded the program to middle school girls as a one-day session.