Quincy Public Schools was recently awarded a $20,000 Financial Literacy Grant to create a pilot program on Financial Literacy for high school students in the 2013-2014 school year. Quincy was one of ten Gateway City school districts awarded the grant by the Treasurer’s Office and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to “equip high school students with the knowledge and skills necessary to become self-supporting and make critical decisions regarding personal finances.”
Quincy Public Schools also recently held the fifth annual Credit For Life Fair, which is focused on providing our high school seniors with the knowledge to make informed choices as they move into career and college pathways. Approximately 200 students chose a future career and with the accompanying salary information, created a budget by making decisions on spending for transportation, housing, food, entertainment, and clothing, as well as savings, planning for retirement, and handling unexpected expenses.
The Credit for Life Fair was presented through the assistance and generosity of numerous School~Community Partners, including Quincy Credit Union, South Coastal Bank, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Eastern Bank, Quincy College, Quincy Chamber of Commerce, South Shore Workforce Investment Board, S Bank, Century 21~Abigail Adams, Quincy Rotary Club, South Shore YMCA, Donahue Insurance, State Street Corporation, MetLife Insurance, AXA Equitable, Rockland Trust, Bank of Canton, Morganthaler, Toyota of Braintree, and many others.
This event was also featured in a recent edition of the Boston Globe http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/regionals/south/2013/04/17/quincy-schools-give-lessons-real-life-budgeting/YACzTymU47WGgFFkRGe1fJ/story.html