LPL Financial Foundation, Junior Achievement Partner to Provide Financial Education

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LPL Financial Foundation, Junior Achievement Partner to Provide Financial Education

LPL Financial employee volunteers shared their expertise to help teach lessons in personal finance to high school students.

LPL Financial employee volunteers shared their expertise to help teach lessons in personal finance to high school students.

The LPL Financial Foundation and Junior Achievement of Central Carolinas (JACC) hosted a Personal Finance Symposium for local high school students in November on the campus of Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte. The Symposium is the first in a two-part Junior Achievement “Skills to Achieve” program organized by the LPL Financial Foundation and JACC to help prepare students for success.

Nearly 200 students who attend 11th grade at Garinger High School in Charlotte learned budgeting, balancing a check book, managing credit, and more.

Nearly 200 students who attend 11th grade at Garinger High School in Charlotte learned budgeting, balancing a check book, managing credit, and more.

“We are thrilled to be a partner in this initiative and to contribute to the financial education of the youth in our community, as that is at the core of the foundation’s mission,” said Kathleen Zemaitis, who spearheads LPL Financial’s corporate social responsibility program as vice president of Corporate Communication. “The foundation supports the need to learn the skills and tools that set a person up for financial success at an early stage in life. Our LPL employees enjoy sharing their expertise with students as a way to give back to their communities and make a difference in the financial futures of these students.”

LPL Financial employees and students discussed real-life examples of personal finance

LPL Financial employees and students discussed real-life examples of personal finance

During the Personal Finance Symposium, nearly 200 students who attend 11th grade at Garinger High School were taught the fundamentals of personal finance by LPL volunteers. Topics included earning and spending money wisely, using credit cautiously, and protecting one’s personal financial information.

The LPL Financial Foundation will partner with Junior Achievement in Boston, Charlotte, and San Diego in the spring to host Personal Finance and Career Success Symposiums as part of the “Skills to Achieve” program.

Congratulations LPL Financial!