High school students learn valuable financial skills at Campbell economics workshop

Seventeen high school students from Fayetteville, accompanied by their teachers, participated in a day-long Economics and Personal Finance workshop organized by the Lundy-Fetterman School of Business’ Center for Financial Literacy and Economic Education (CFLEE) on April 19.

The workshop aimed to equip students with essential personal finance skills to navigate their future with confidence. 

The event was made possible by the support and participation of business school alumni and faculty who volunteered their time and expertise to conduct sessions on the Reality of Money game, personal finance, investment and Stock Market game and take part in the wrap-up panel discussion. 

Throughout the day, students engaged in interactive sessions covering various aspects of economics and personal finance, including budgeting, saving, investing, insurance and understanding economic principles. The workshop was designed to be informative, practical, and tailored to the needs and interests of high school students. Networking breaks provided an opportunity for Business School Truist Scholars to mingle with high school students, sharing their business school experiences. 

“We are incredibly grateful to our alumni for their dedication and commitment to helping our student visitors develop crucial financial skills,” said Dr. Mostashari, associate dean and professor of business at Campbell University. “Their expertise and passion have truly made a difference in empowering our visitors to make informed financial decisions.”

Mostashari offered special thanks to Kevin Watson (’02) and his SECU team; Melissa Alphin (’03) from Wells Fargo; Travis Bailley (’03) from First Bank; Melissa Godwin Scott (’02) at Godwin Wealth Management; Tom Jacobs (’93) at Activent Marketing; and Simmi Prasad (’09). 

The workshop received overwhelmingly positive feedback from both students and educators, with many expressing appreciations for the valuable insights gained and the engaging format of the sessions. 

CFLEE and its EPF Institute arm are committed to providing educational opportunities that empower students to succeed in an increasingly complex financial world. Through initiatives like the Economics and Personal Finance workshop, the Lundy-Fetterman School of Business strives to make a positive impact on the lives of young people in Fayetteville and beyond. 

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About CFLEE:

The Center for Financial Literacy and Economic Education (CFLEE) at Campbell University’s Lundy-Fetterman School of Business is dedicated to providing innovative and impactful financial education programs for students and educators. Through its EPF Institute arm, CFLEE aims to empower individuals with the knowledge and skills to make informed financial decisions and achieve financial well-being.