Smith Debnam Attorneys volunteer with Junior Achievement
June 5, 2012
Over the past 6 weeks, Smith Debnam attorneys Christina McAlpin Taylor, Sam Fleder and Lauren Reeves volunteered in an 8th Grade class at Carroll Middle School as part of the Junior Achievement program. These three teamed together to lead the class entitled “JA Economics for Success,” which is focused on teaching and informing students about the direct link between their education and their careers, as well as providing economic lessons geared toward personal financial responsibility.
Throughout the six week program, they discussed:
How to define and assess each student’s skills, interests and values
The direct link between higher education and availability of career choices and financial independence
Financial repercussions of purchasing goods/services on credit, debit
Budgeting, saving and spending
Credit and credit reports
Junior Achievement is the world’s largest organization dedicated to educating students about workforce readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs. Christina, Sam and Lauren all practice creditors’ rights law and are committed to educating the next generation with respect to financial literacy and responsibility.