High School Program Teaches Third Lesson at White House

Mentees Experience Sharkey's Useful Tips

Date: December 8, 2010

Contact: Paul Golden 303-224-3514, [email protected]

DENVER—The White House invited NEFE's High School Financial Planning Program® (HSFPP) to teach a lesson on financial basics for the third time in 2010.

On November 29, HSFPP director Susan Sharkey met in the Eisenhower building with 17 high school junior and senior girls in first lady Michelle Obama's mentor program. Sharkey's workshop focused on planning for a major purchase and paying for higher education. In addition to basics on spending, decision making and goal setting from the HSFPP curriculum, Sharkey used NEFE’s 40 Money Management Tips Every College Student Should Know booklet and tips from NEFE's CashCourse Prep website to help prepare Obama's mentees for future financial situations.

"I wanted to make sure the girls had something useful to take away," says Sharkey. "So I gave them practical tips such as making a list and budget for gifts they plan to buy and sending in their FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) early if they are seeking financial aid for college."

For more on the NEFE HSFPP, visit hsffp.org.

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  • Paul Golden

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