With Futures Right Around the Corner, Reagan H.S. Seniors are Financially Ready
Financial fundamentals mean more than budgets and banking. For seniors at Ronald Reagan College Preparatory High School in Milwaukee, it’s integral to their futures, which are right around the corner.
Three students who participated in Money Sense in late 2016 joined their educator, Misa Sato, (all pictured at left) to recap the impact of financial education at the close of our January board directors meeting.
Miranda is a senior who plans to go to University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee next year to study biology. She said she’ll bring the budgeting, loan and savings handouts from the class with her to college. It turns out they’ve already come in handy at home.
“I remember coming home one day and showing my dad all the handouts that I got from the lessons. He went into a deep lecture about adulthood! Sharing that with him, he pretty much made me share everything with my younger sister,” she said.
Stephanie, a senior who hopes to study sports medicine in the Fall, said: “It’s helpful to learn how serious things are getting for us. We can definitely start saving now for our plans.”
She said she took a lot from the “To Your Credit” lessons in Money Sense, learning about credit cards and credit scores, which were things her parents felt “overwhelmed” by when trying to talk with her about finances.