The M. Ellen Carpenter Financial Literacy Program, a joint project of the BBA
and United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts, is
entering its seventh year and seeking the participation of new schools.
Taught in five sessions, the program enlists lawyer volunteers to teach high
school students about budgeting, buying a car, using credit and credit cards
responsibly, and the consequences of making poor choices. The final session
includes a visit to Bankruptcy Court for a mock Section 341 meeting and an
interactive discussion with a Bankruptcy Judge.
Students who participate are generally high school juniors and seniors in the
Boston and Greater Boston area. If you know of a high school that can
benefit from this program, please contact Stephanie Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org or