SkyPoint FCU and Frederick County Public Schools Partner on Financial Literacy Program

SkyPoint FCU and Frederick County Public Schools partner on financial literacy program to bring financial education programs to 11 schools.

JMFA Thumbdownload 3“We are thrilled to partner with Frederick County Public Schools (FCPS) on this important program,” said Audra Pettus, Director of Community Relations for SkyPoint. “Instilling the basics of budgeting and fiscal discipline at a young age is key to setting people on the right path for good financial health for a lifetime. SkyPoint commends their efforts to include financial literacy in their curriculum.”

SkyPoint will underwrite FCPS’ use of the PersonalFinanceLab.com platform, a web-based hands-on teaching tool designed to help students learn about personal finance, economics, business, social studies, and math. The platform provides access to exercises, class activities, interactive calculators, and a portfolio of real stocks from global markets to engage students and show practical applications of the lessons.

“SkyPoint is the perfect partner for us. They are highly experienced and active in bringing financial workshops and other programs to the community,” said Norm McGaughey, Coordinator of Career & Technology Education for FCPS. “Their sponsorship allows us to extend the program for another two years and expand it to include up to 1,000 students. We also plan to have SkyPoint participate in upcoming events to share their expertise.”