Life-skills conference


Local high-school students will attend the 10th annual financial life-skills conference “Financial Starting Points” 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Youngstown State University’s Kilcawley Center.

More than 300 students and 20 educators will receive education and hands-on experience in three critical areas of financial literacy – managing credit, investing in their future and building a personal budget.

Keynote speaker is state state Sen. Joe Schiavoni of Boardman, D-33rd, and a Democratic gubernatorial candidate.

During the life-skills session, each student will be given a salary and will visit different community booths to determine their monthly expenses such as food, housing, transportation, clothing, education and more. Based on their given salaries they will have to make tough budget decisions.

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