Sunday, April 22, 2012: 9:15 AM-10:15 AM
Grand Ballroom-Salon 1 (Orlando World Center Marriott)
Program Description: Saving money, settting financial priorities, and building a budget. It all sounds simple, but in the busy and complex life of a community college student, it can be a challenge. Research shows that managing financial woes while juggling school, work, and family is one of the biggest obstacles students face. This hindrance is more pronounced at the community college because approximately 25% of these students live at or below the poverty level. Given the significant correlation between financial stress, retention, graduation, and the overall success of these students the issue warrants increased awareness and a timely response. At the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) the percentage of students living along the fringes of poverty is higher than the national average, translating to roughly 47%. Come learn about the creative, hands-on approach CCBC is employing to infuse financial literacy education into the freshman orientation course.
Key Contact and Panelist:
Sonya Caesar, Developmental Education Coordinator/Money Matters @ CCBC Program Director, Community College of Baltimore County, MD
Susan Delker, Department Chair, The Community College of Baltimore County, MD
Laurie Quarles, Legislative Associate, American Association of Community Colleges, DC