Wagoner Teaches Financial Literacy to High School Students

By Purnell T. Cropper | July 13, 2010

Joel Wagoner, Assistant Professor of Accounting, had the opportunity to teach Philadelphia high school students about financial literacy in June as part of a Pennsylvania Institute of CPA’s (PICPA) partnership with the Philadelphia Youth Network.

Twenty-seven PICPA members helped high school students get financially savvy in preparation for paid summer internships through the “Money Tips to Reuse and Recycle” financial literacy program June 24 and 30 on the Thomas Jefferson University campus.

“More than 600 students are enrolled in the summer program, which gives young people a taste of the working world, exposure to career opportunities, and an understanding of how school is connected to economic success,” says the PICPA website. “PICPA’s financial literacy program showed students how to write out their financial goals, create a budget, and correct a budget that had been overspent. Members also were able to enlighten students on what gets taken out of their weekly paychecks and how to pay themselves first.” Read more.