"Lessons" best learned early in life

Published: Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 12:26 PM.

On Nov. 14 students in Ms. Riley's 11th grade class received the Junior Achievement "Personal Finance" Certificates of Achievement.

During five, one-hour sessions, Ms. Carol Cathey, a Junior Achievement Volunteer, discussed with students the importance of making wise financial decisions, including earning money, saving money, and spending wisely.

Junior Achievement of NW Florida is a non-profit, educational organization dedicated to teaching students K-12 about entrepreneurship, personal finance, and work readiness skills through experiential, hands-on programs designed to help young people understand the economics of life.

They provide 13 classes at the 5th, 8th, and high school levels in Port St. Joe, and six classes at the 8th and high school levels in Wewahitchka.

For more information, please contact: Jackie Brooks at jabaynwfl@gmail.com or call 850-624-0524.


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