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It’s never too soon to start instilling strong financial habits in young people, and Chalkboard Financial, Lebanon YMCA, and Jonestown Bank have teamed up to do just that.
Chalkboard Financial, a start-up non-profit with a mission of empowering students through financial education, held a #PreventDebt workshop that met once a week over the course of 8 weeks.
Those in attendance tackled subjects like financial planning, budgeting, understanding debt and what credit is and how it works, and compounding interest, among others.
Additionally, the workshop looked to help attendees learn about personal branding, self-awareness, creating resumes, networking, and getting jobs after high school or college.
Following the workshop, graduates of the program were given a JBT savings certificate which is good for opening a savings account with an opening $25 stipend.