Credit for Life Fair

 Posted by on February 24, 2012
Feb 242012

Quincy Public Schools Career & Technical Education Business Educators to host 2012 Credit for Life Fair at The Tirrell Room, 254 Quarry Street.

Quincy Public Schools Career and Technical Education Educators is pleased to announce its  4th annual “Credit for Life” Fair.  This event will take place on Friday, March 30, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at The Tirrell Room.  The goal of the “Credit for Life” Fair is to provide high school seniors with the ability to be independent adult consumers and have the knowledge of personal finance to survive in today’s global economy.

Approximately 200 students from Quincy and North Quincy High School will participate in the third annual fair. Fifteen booths will be displayed throughout the Tirrell Room and students will have to spend from a budget based on the future jobs they foresee themselves employed in. Students will make decisions on how much money they want to spend on transportation, housing, food, clothing, savings, and several other areas.

The Credit for Life Fair is being implemented with the assistance and generosity of numerous Quincy School ~ Community Partners and local business volunteers from the across the south shore, including Quincy Credit Union, South Coastal Bank, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Eastern Bank, Quincy College, Quirk Auto Dealerships, Quincy Chamber of Commerce, South Shore Workforce Investment Board, S Bank, Century 21~Abagail Adams, Quincy Rotary Club, South Shore YMCA, Donahue Insurance, State Street Corporation, MetLife Insurance, AXA Equitable, Rockland Trust, Bank of Canton, Morgenthaler, and many others.

Several distinguished guests will be returning to attend the event and offer their support for such a worthwhile cause.  Mayor Thomas Koch, Superintendent Richard DeCristofaro, and other community leaders are excited to help students learn more about budgeting their money after high school. With the state of our economy today it is more important than ever to educate students about managing money and being financially responsible.

For questions or additional information, please contact Keith P. Segalla, Executive Director Career & Technical Education and Instructional Technology at 617-984-8731.