Sixth graders learn financial responsibility

Class is taught by volunteers from surrounding community

SILVER SPRING, Md. - A group of volunteers is teaching students lessons that they'll use their entire lives. 
 
On Friday, sixth graders at Argyle Middle School in Silver Spring heard from business leaders in the community about being financially responsible. Students learned about things like budgeting and how credit works.
 
While sixth graders might not be thinking about purchasing insurance any time soon, organizers said it's important to learn about these things early. 
 
"In a couple of years, they're going to be starting to make money, and our goal is for kids to be empowered to succeed in this economy. So, starting early is never a bad idea to get them to have a healthy relationship with money," said Leesa Rugg, Junior Achievement. 
 
Montgomery County Public Schools partners with Junior Achievement to present this program to sixth graders every year. 

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