SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES
Campbell Middle School recently celebrated the graduation of 12 of its students from the Money Smart Banking Program presented by Food Brings Home and the United Way of Volusia & Flagler Counties’ “Campaign for Working Families.”
Money Smart Banking is an interactive banking program designed to teach students how to budget, the importance of saving, how to use bank services to protect money, and how to be a smart shopper. The participating students were part of Food Brings Hope’s FBHonors initiative, which provides enrichment opportunities for high-achieving students in Volusia County Schools, which Food Brings Hope supports.
“At Food Brings Hope, we believe equipping young people in their formative years with the basics in financial education will give them the knowledge, skills, and confidence they will need in managing their money,” said Forough B. Hosseini, founder and chair of Food Brings Hope.
“We thank the United Way’s Campaign for Working Families, the teachers and administration at Campbell, and the financial experts who shared their knowledge with our students. And most importantly, we thank our students for their enthusiasm and eagerness to learn and congratulate them for completing the program.”
Tyna Lynn Hilton, a trained FDIC Money Smart facilitator and a United Way of Volusia Flagler Counties Campaign for Working Families volunteer, taught the four class sessions.
“I’m really happy that our students are getting the opportunity to learn the importance of savings, how to write checks and balance their checkbooks,” said Craig Zablo, Campbell’s principal. “These are life skills that will assist our students for the rest of their lives.”
Food Brings Hope provides collaborative solutions for families with children who experience hunger due to homelessness, poverty, or unfamiliarity with community resources. Among other services, Food Brings Hope offers school based programs that provide meals, tutoring and activities for at-risk students.
For more information, visit www.FoodBringsHope.org or contact Fay Theos, Executive Director at 386-453-1588 or Fay@FoodBringsHope.org.