June 10, 2023
ORR High School announces personal finance program – Sippican Week

ORR High School announces personal finance program – Sippican Week

ORR High School has partnered with Junior Achievement of Southern Massachusetts to bring a series of personal finance lessons to students.

Students will be able to attend the program beginning Wednesday, Dec. 1 during their “Bulldog Block” flex period.

The program will introduce them to the interrelationship between their financial decisions today and future financial freedom.

They will also learn how their decisions can affect people they have relationships with and healthy behaviors to discuss and manage shared financial decisions.

“Financial management skills are important for students to develop early as the decisions they make even in their high school years can affect their futures,” ORR High School Principal Mike Devoll said. “We have already received a lot of interest in the course from our students and we are excited to officially launch the lessons.”

The program will cover topics including: earning and budgeting money, establishing healthy financial relationships, saving for larger purchases and emergencies, managing credit and debt, managing potential risk, investing, credit cards, and more.

At the conclusion of the program, students will understand how their personal finances affect their quality of life and how their financial choices will be the basis for meeting their needs and wants.

“We are always looking for new and diverse programs to offer to our students, and the skills they will have the opportunity to learn through the new personal finance program will be an asset to their high school education,” Superintendent Michael Nelson said. “We look forward to working with Junior Achievement on this program and are grateful for their partnership.”

Source: https://sippican.theweektoday.com/article/orr-high-school-announces-personal-finance-program/55853

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