Numbering up: CCSS helping students with financial literacy

23/08/2010

CCSS Financial Literacy School Workshops News Story
CCSS Senior Manager Ann O’Brien with Wenty Leagues Club President Ian McCann.

Centacare Catholic Social Services (CCSS) is helping local high schools students learn how to budget and manage their money, thanks to the support of community clubs in Western Sydney.

CCSS’s financial literacy workshops – ‘Not Enough Month and the End of the Money’ – are being offered to Year 11 and 12 students in selected schools in the Holroyd Local Government Area (LGA) following its successful application for a $8,460 Community Development Support Expenditure grant from Wenty Leagues Club, the Hills LGA after a $4,320 grant was received from Castle Hill RSL Club and the Penrith LGA thanks to $8,460 from St Marys RSL.

CCSS Senior Manager Ann O’Brien was presented with the Wenty Leagues Club cheque on 12 August, taking the opportunity to speak about the services CCSS offers in the community and the benefits of the financial literacy in schools project.

“‘Not Enough Month at the End of the Money’ is designed to provide interactive, activity-based workshops for Years 11 and 12 high school students, helping them to develop a better understanding of budgeting and managing money,” Ann said.

“The workshops include simple but effective ways for students to learn more about credit cards and debt, mobile phone costs, the hidden costs of following fashion and the latest trends, the traps of gambling, the real costs of owning a motor vehicle and other related topics.”

CCSS is awaiting the outcome of another application for the financial literacy in schools project from clubs in the Blacktown LGA, which will allow the workshops to be offered to even more students in the local area.


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