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4-H program to teach youths money management


Staff Writer


Lincoln County 4-H will be offering a new program this year designed to teach youth about managing money.

The “Cha-Ching” special-interest program will provide participants with an opportunity to learn about financial skills, while also incorporating entertaining reading.

Geared toward youth in third through fifth grades, the research-based curriculum will teach students about spending, saving and sharing money.

Fran Senters, 4-H program associate and leader of the group, said she had previously led a three-day program on the subject and had received some interest in her continuing to provide instruction that combined both reading and finance for the age group.

“It is very hands-on and a lot of fun,” she added.

The group’s first meeting will be Sept. 26 from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Citizens Center. It will have nine one-hour meetings, at the same time and place, on the fourth Thursday of each month.

Parents must register their children for the program, which has a one-time $15 fee, by Aug. 30.

While the “Cha-Ching” program is the only one in its first year, many other after-school activities will once again be offered beginning in the fall for youth, all designed to provide skill-building and hands-on opportunities in line with the 4-H motto, “To Make the Best Better.”

“Youth are, in my opinion, the best our society has to offer,” Senters said. “The whole world is out there for them to absorb and become an even ‘Better’ version of themselves. 4-H is just one of the tools to get there.”

For a full list of programs or clubs to be offered during the upcoming school year, or for more information, contact the 4-H office at (704) 736-8458 or email fran_senters@ncsu.edu.



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