Students Attend Seminar to Develop Financial Skills
Lynchburg, VA - About 100 students met for "Real World Central Virginia" Thursday in Lynchburg at Heritage Baptist church. They took part in numerous seminars that had advice on how to make a budget and balance a checkbook. The event even addressed future education and career plans.
"When they go out to live on their own they have the skills to be able to budget and to keep a budget so they don't over spend and be in debt. I think the whole program itself is a good way to socialize, meet new people, learn new skills and just have fun," said Keri Holland, a student at Randolph Henry High School.
Volunteers throughout the Region 2000 area planned the program.
The students had a big incentive-- if they stayed under their simulated budget for the day, they had the chance to win a TV.