St. Louis Fed Will Host Students for National Financial Education Summit

9/17/2012

About 25 high school students from Riverview Gardens High School will learn about economics during the Youth Financial Education Summit at the Federal Reserve Bank of Louis on Sept. 21.

The summit, which will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. CT, is part of a cooperative effort among several Federal Reserve banks and the Congressional Black Caucus Youth Financial Education Summit in Washington, D.C. It will offer the students free sessions on credit, banking, financing college and career development. During the event, students from Riverview Gardens will visit the St. Louis Fed and build their financial literacy.

“Empowering students through economic education and financial literacy is a priority of the St. Louis Fed,” said James Price from the Bank’s Office of Minority and Women Inclusion. “Reaching students at this stage in their education helps equip them to make financially responsible decisions now and in the future.”

The Youth Financial Education Summit is just one way the St. Louis Fed promotes financial education across the Eighth District. For more information about resources available for students and teachers, visit www.stlouisfed.org/education_resources/.

As part of the nation’s central bank, the St. Louis Fed provides financial services to depository institutions, supervises financial institutions and participates in the setting of the nation’s monetary policy.

If you are a member of the media and would like to attend, please contact Laura Girresch, media relations specialist, at 314-444-6166 or mediainquiries@stls.frb.org.

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