Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union Prepares Dracut High School Seniors For Their Financial Futures
Dec 14, 2016 07:03AM ● Published by Theresa Gilman
(Editor's Note: this article was posted on the Dracut Public Schools' website.)
By: Sean Mathew
Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union sponsored more than twenty financial experts to offer Dracut High School seniors an introduction to “real life” finances with its “Credit for Life” educational program.
As part of their training, seniors selected their intended career and, using their projected earnings, made difficult choices for housing, transportation, food, clothing, insurance, entertainment, college debt, and all other living expenses. In some instances, the “birth” of a child further stretched limited budgets.
Later, students heard from John Earle, a.k.a. “Johnny Cupcakes,” the entrepreneur who created the world’s first “tee shirt bakery,” who markets retail clothing sales with the scents, sounds, and sights of a bakery. In his message to students, Johnny Cupcakes stated, “The key to success is keeping positive, not being afraid to fail, taking risks, and trying new things. Follow your passion, and find your passion if you don’t know what it is yet.”
In summing up the presentation, senior Renee Lavoie stated, “I thought it was really great. He offered some really insightful information that would be really helpful to anyone who wanted to open their own business. Personally, I hope to implement some of the obscure business tactics he mentioned in my own fashion company in the future.”
Equipped with this new financial knowledge, Dracut High School seniors are now better prepared to take on the real world challenges that lie ahead.