With Record Number of Participating Schools, Financial Literacy Program Seeks Volunteers

Going into its tenth anniversary, the M. Ellen Carpenter Financial Literacy Program is set to break records: fifteen schools in the greater Boston area will hold the program in their classrooms, up from thirteen last year. Nine of these schools are Boston public schools – a 50 percent increase from last year’s six Boston public schools.

Additionally, the program has expanded into the Southeast region of the state – a first in its ten-year history. New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School will be participating in the Financial Literacy Program, giving its students the opportunity to learn more about financial responsibility and management, including the consequences of debt and bankruptcy.

With the addition of these schools, more volunteers than ever are needed to make sure all classroom sessions can run as planned. The Boston Bar Association will be holding a volunteer training session on Tuesday, January 14, at 4:30. The total time commitment, including this training, is about 3-5 hours. If you would like to make this commitment and educate Boston’s youth in this critically important area, you can sign up here.

The program is a collaboration between the BBA and the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts and is supported in part by the Boston Bar Foundation.