Advisors Excel Hosts Personal Finance Day with Junior Achievement of Kansas for Boys and Girls Club of Topeka
Topeka, KS - Twenty-eight students from the Boys and Girls Club of Topeka learned more about personal finance at a Personal Finance Day hosted by Advisors Excel (AE) and Junior Achievement (JA) of Kansas.
Lindsay Freeman, AE Director of Community Engagement, noted, "Your financial health really matters, so we are hoping today that we are inspiring them to prepare for their future."
Four employees from Advisors Excel taught the JA Personal Finance program at the event held at AE's campus on Tuesday June 18. The employees included Laura Biesemeyer, LeAnne Rodriguez, John Imming and Ashley Mayer.
The sessions focused on employment and income, budgeting, savings and credit / debt. Throughout the day, students were able to create a budget, manage savings and emergency fund allocation and learn about the real-world implications of credit decisions.
Marcus Clark, Teen Services Director of the Boys & Girls Club of Topeka, shared with the students the real-world impact of JA programming. "A student that I know who had the programming took the information home to his parents and now manages his family's budget," shared Clark.
Junior Achievement of Kansas partners with businesses throughout the year to provide onsite programming for students.
"Junior Achievement has given me a sense of what adults go through with budget issues."
"Junior Achievement reinforced concepts for me to remember later in life."
"I thought the experience was amazing. The presentation was unlike anything I've seen."
"I liked how the Junior Achievement volunteer explained his job to us."