As the tenth anniversary of the M.
Ellen Carpenter Financial Literacy
program approaches, the Boston Bar
Association today announced that a
Boston law firm and two corporate legal departments have signed on to adopt
classrooms for the coming Financial Literacy series beginning January 2014. Choate Hall & Stewart, Liberty Mutual, and Sun Life Financial will be providing
volunteers for classroom-based sessions of the Financial Literacy Program. By
adopting classrooms, these organizations commit to sending six volunteers to cover the three
classroom-based sessions of the program.
Choate Hall & Stewart will be
adopting a classroom at the Edward M. Kennedy Academy for Health Careers.
Liberty Mutual plans to adopt the entirety of Boston Community Leadership
Academy, divided into four classrooms for the program. As they have done for the
past several years, Sun Life Financial will adopt a classroom at Joseph P. Keefe
Technical School in Framingham.
With the help of more
than 350 volunteers, the M. Ellen Carpenter Financial Literacy Program has
taught over 3,300 students statewide about fiscal responsibility since 2005.
This program consists of three classroom modules along with a mock hearing at the
United States Bankruptcy Court. Topics covered include personal finance &
budgeting, using credit and credit cards, buying a car, and consequences of poor
For more information on the Financial Literacy program and
volunteer commitment, including the upcoming January 14th training
session, please visit the BBA's public