By Laura Perdew
(Source: Cal State Fullerton)
High school students who will be juniors in the fall will gain insights into how to be smart with money, during a June 16-19 Financial Fitness Camp sponsored by Cal State Fullerton’s Center for Economic Education in the Steven G. Mihaylo Hall, located on the campus at 800 N. State College Blvd.
Approximately 50 Southland high school students are expected to attend the summer program, which runs from each day from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Topics of instruction include: economic principles, money management, financial investing, insurance and identity protection, as well as earning income and playing the stock market game.
The goal is to not only to provide youth with financial skills, but also to encourage them to pursue a college education, explained Radha Bhattacharya, professor of economics and center director, which oversees the program. “This program goes beyond financial literacy and shows students that through the act of saving every month, it is possible to make the opportunity of a college education a reality,” she said.
Source: Fullerton Chamber of Commerce