'Financial Literacy' Offered for Local Students
By West Kentucky Star Staff
WESTERN KENTUCKY - A national radio host is providing financial literacy training for western Kentucky high school and middle school students.

Community Financial Services Bank and GEO Consultants are sponsoring, through Dave Ramsey and Ramsey Education, the Foundations in Personal Finance and Foundations in Entrepreneurship curricula during the current school year.

Financial talk radio host Dave Ramsey says that according to a 2016 survey, more than half of teens associate money with stress and worry. The curriculum seeks to take real life financial topics and break them down into concepts that are easier to understand.

CFSB is underwriting the program for students at the following schools: Calloway County High School, Community Christian Academy, Graves County High School, Livingston Central High School, Marshall County High School,  Mayfield High School, Mayfield Middle School, Murray High School, McCracken County High School, Paducah Tilghman High School, St. Mary School System, Calloway County Middle School, Graves County Middle School, Heath Middle School, Livingston County Middle School, Lone Oak Middle School,  Mayfield Middle School, Murray Middle School, North Marshall Middle School,  Paducah Middle School, Reidland Middle School and South Marshall Middle School.

GEO Consultants has signed on to provide the cirriculum at Ballard Memorial High School.

CFSB CEO Betsy Flynn commented on the opportunity, “We want to change the future for our youth. By introducing these financial principles, each student has the opportunity to impact their own lives. This is a terrific way for us to give back to the community that has supported CFSB since 1890.”  

For more information contact Cody Myers, Client Relationship Manager/Certified Financial Coach at 270-527-6099.

On the Net:

Ramsey Education website

Published 04:00 AM, Sunday Aug. 12, 2018
Updated 08:54 PM, Saturday Aug. 11, 2018

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