State Treasurer Curtis Loftis recognized more than 75 fifth-grade students at Oak Grove Elementary School in Lexington today for completing the Future Scholar Financial Literacy program.
“It is imperative to instill financial understanding at a young age,” said Treasurer Loftis. “The Future Scholar Financial Literacy Program is teaching South Carolina students how to make responsible money choices.”
Launched in 2015, the program has brought critical financial education to more than 20,000 students across the state at no cost to tax payers.
“Oak Grove students had a great grasp on key financial literacy concepts like budgeting and the difference between wants and needs.” Loftis joked, “Although, there was much debate over whether or not an IPhone is a want or a need.”
Treasurer Loftis also surprised Kimberly Trostle, a counselor at Oak Grove, with a plaque naming her Future Scholar’s Teacher of the month for December. Trostle assists with administering the program to students at the school.
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