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Students to be introduced to the fundamentals of finances

Scholarly Elite Tutoring to offer workshop on financial literacy for teens in May
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What do you wish you had been taught in high school? “How to deal with money,” is often the most popular response to that question.

Financial literacy has proven to be one of the most critical skill sets one can attain in their lifetime. Oftentimes, young people have to learn these lessons the hard way. One Simcoe company aims to change this by arming students with financial literacy skills in a two-hour workshop taking place this May 25. 

“Most students leave high school with little to no knowledge of how to maintain a great credit score, how to budget or even how to save effectively,” says Arlinda Demiri, founder of Scholarly Elite Tutoring.

Demiri created this two-hour workshop after hearing from countless concerned parents worried about their children's future financial prospects. With recent statistics showing that Canadian students owe over $28 billion in government loans alone, there is cause for concern. 

“The goal of this workshop is to equip students with critical financial knowledge to help them succeed in making educated decisions about their finances.”

The workshop will cover topics such as saving and investing, income tax, credit cards, mortgaged purchases and budgeting effectively. The curriculum follows the core tenets of the Standardized Financial Literacy Evaluation Framework created by the Government of Canada.

The workshop will take place on Saturday, May 25, 2019 from 1-3 p.m at the Innisfil ideaLAB and Library (Lakeshore Branch). The program is open to students aged 12-18. Space will be limited, to ensure your spot tickets must be reserved in advance by calling 705-229-6284 or visiting the website