Thursday, June 24, 2010

Sue Scheff: Teen Financial Literacy - Learn Today, Have a Brighter Tomorrow

Teaching our teens about finances, budgeting and saving is more critical today than years prior.  With the troubling economy, the loss of jobs as well as some families losing their homes, teens need to learn early how to manage their money.

The St. Johns River Chapter of Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants and SJCPLS are teaming up to offer full day workshops to teens age 15-20 between June 26th through August 7th at various branch libraries. Subjects covered will be budgeting, saving, personal investing, using credit wisely, avoiding identity theft and more.

The St. Johns County Public Library System began offering this successful program two years ago, and the program has served as a model for other Florida libraries. Class sizes are limited, so call each branch to register. Lunch will be provided at each location by the Friends of the Library.
All classes are 10:00 am to 4:00 pm (same class repeated at each location)
  • Saturday, June 26 – Southeast Branch Library, 827-6900
  • Saturday, July 10 – Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library, 827-6950
  • Saturday, July 17 – Anastasia Island Branch Library, 209-3730
  • Saturday, July 24 – Main Library, St. Augustine, 827-6940
  • Saturday, July 31 – Bartram Trail Branch Library, 827-6960
  • Saturday, August 7 – Hastings Branch Library, 827-6970
For more information, visit or contact Library Administration at 827-6925.

Be an educated parent, your teen will have a brighter future.

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