Students at the Next Generation Zone are taking a new class to learn about personal finances. Fun Money, Inc. is a six-week, 12-hour course in which students discuss banking, credit, savings, insurance and more with facilitator Lisa Adnet.
So far, 15 students have completed the course. Lisa is continuing to shape the curriculum around the needs and interests of the participants. In the last session, some of the key topics included establishing good credit, managing money while in a relationship and deciding whether car, health, and renters insurances are needs or wants.
The course ends with a friends-and-family event and a chance for participants to share what they've learned. "It was a great session with a lot of learning," said Lisa. "And a general sense that they left the class feeling much more prepared to take on the adult responsibilities that they are either now navigating or will soon be experiencing as they transition to adulthood."
Fun Money, Inc. has been made possible through a grant awarded to the Spokane County United Way. The grant from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Foundation provides funding to educate young adults on basic financial principles, help them set and attain goals and increase their financial stability.
Any interested youth are encouraged to contact the Next Generation Zone at 509-340-7800 to speak with a career coach.