S.C. Treasurer Curtis Loftis visits Summit Parkway Middle, Janet Price is Financial Educator of the Year
April is Financial Literacy Month. To commemorate it, State Treasurer Curtis Loftis spoke to 300 sixth-grade students at Summit Parkway Middle School, Tuesday, who are voluntarily participating in S.C.’s Future Scholar Financial Literacy Program.
“We teach them the importance of saving money, and how to make a budget,” said Loftis. He said the fundamentals of financial responsibility are taught as a part of a game and the “the students like it.” We help them understand simple fiscal concepts.”
After speaking to the students, Loftis named Summit Parkway’s Janet Price as the 2019 Future Scholar Financial Literacy Program Educator of the Year. She was honored for championing financial literacy at the school.
Students taking part in a program called The Vault were recognized, too. The Vault is a web-based financial education program that empowers students to build a better understanding of personal finance and develop strong money management habits that they can use throughout their lives.
Financial Literacy Month is part of a national movement to teach Americans how to establish and maintain healthy financial habits.