Students at Londonderry Middle School learn it’s never too early for financial reality check
On Friday afternoon, the school’s seventh- and eighth-graders got a visit from Service Credit Union staffers Jen Hanson and Nancy Layton, both educators for the CU 4 Reality program.
After the first year, the program was extended to other districts throughout the state. On Friday, Hanson and Layton visited with some 420 Londonderry Middle School students.
In the coming weeks, each student will complete a career assessment, where many will consider their futures for the first time.
Volunteers will set up various booths around the museum, giving the students the chance to shop around for housing and transportation options they feel are most appropriate for their budget range.
Math teacher Trudy Morris said the timing for last week’s lessons were ideal, as her students had recently been learning about loans and interest rates.
“We have terms here that can relate to our algebra lessons, don’t we?” she asked the eighth-graders. “Remember, things that are variable can change, right?”
The students quickly caught on, with several immediately realizing that having two roommates in a $1,200, three-bedroom apartment is a cheaper option that living along in a $500 studio.
For more information on the CU 4 Reality program, visit firstname.lastname@example.org
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