Glencliff students teach financial literacy to their community

Students in Glencliff High School's Ford Academy of Business are sharing their knowledge of financial literacy with the community. Charles Pulliam published an article in the Tennessean last week that highlighted the financial lessons learned by a group of Glencliff High students. This type of engagement with the community is one of the fundamental goals of the Academies of Nashville program. Students demonstrate their understanding and mastery of skills by teaching others this vital information about financial literacy. By reaching out into the community, the Academies of Nashville seek to encourage everyone in Nashville to become lifelong learners. The students who gave presentations have completed the "10 Ways to Achieve Financial Success" curriculum. This curriculum was developed in collaboration with Ford Motor Company, an academy partner at Glencliff High School that supports the Ford Academy of Business. After learning about personal savings, the importance of credit, and how to manage personal finance, Glencliff students presented the basics of financial literacy in an open forum to educate the community. Junior Demario Ivy and senior Jeuil Jones worked together to give a presentation about personal credit. Indra Martinez gave her presentation in Spanish to help educate Spanish-speaking residents of Nashville about the process of buying a home.

Pulliam also shot video of the event, which can be viewed at the Tennessean's video page.