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Making the future profitable for youth

Original post made on Nov 23, 2012

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 Community Center
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.


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Posted by Ducatigirl
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Nov 26, 2012 at 3:07 pm

These are VERY necessary skills to have that normally are not taught in any school. They are best not learned the hard way, if possible.

Thanx for giving the kids a clue.


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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.