Banking lesson aims to prepare students for future

Seventh-graders taking Ray Middle School's FACS Future course are learning about the world of banking to prepare them for adulthood.

Cheryl Welles, community relations director for Empower Federal Credit Union, recently spent three days with students to teach them how checking and savings accounts work, how to write a check, and how debit cards work.

Later in the course, FACS teacher Nadine Kerr will expand on Welles' information and have the seventh-graders create a household budget and track expenses. The FACS Future course, new to students this year, will teach seventh-graders life skills and enable them to begin exploring careers.

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