Making the future profitable for youth Schools & Kids, posted by Editor, Palo Alto Online, on Nov 23, 2012 at 7:13 am
Investment counselor Thomas Arrington usually spends his time managing the assets and portfolios of high-profile clients. But for 50 minutes every Friday afternoon, he, along with other volunteers, manages a classroom full of Menlo-Atherton High School students who are learning about personal financial skills.
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Posted by Neal, a resident of the Community Center neighborhood, on Nov 23, 2012 at 7:13 am
Thank you, Thomas Arrington and others, for teaching this much needed class. High school students are profoundly ignorant about money matters and yet it plays a very important part of our every day lives.
Posted by Mark C, a resident of Menlo Park, on Dec 1, 2012 at 6:17 am
I'm a volunteer with Future Profits as well, and I believe the students are learning very practical skills, as well as perspective. We led an activity that allowed students to freely answer questions describing their family background: how many jobs their parents work, what language is spoken at home, their parents' education & life style, etc. This program lends volunteers like myself the chance to learn so much about the students story, and in that, the lives going on locally.