First Pay Check

Have you ever viewed the face of a toddler on a Christmas morning?  If so, picture the reactions of some high school students receiving their first pay check ever. This is an exciting moment for some of our CTE Summer Scholars. "What are you going to do with your pay check?" a student said to a classmate. The other student quickly replied and said "I'm going straight to the check cashing place, then getting my nails/hair done for tomorrow." Although students are eager about their checks, they also have to understand the essence of being financial literate. A Bank of America representative came to each high school to explained to them what it meant, and enlightened them about the importance of saving their money.