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Federal Reserve Bank wants to help teens learn how to use money

Date and Time: 
Thursday, August 9, 2012 - 5:30pm - 8:00pm


The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, located in downtown Minneapolis, wants to help teens learn how to manage money better and become financially independent. It is hosting an event from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Aug. 9. 

Students entering junior or senior year in high school and their parents or a caring adult are invited to join the Bank for an Evening with the Fed. Plan your launch to financial independence or build skills to support the young adults in your life on this journey.

The evening’s program includes:

  • Economists on the economy – what we know (really) about today’s economy and what pays off in preparing for a successful career 
  • Student Session: Getting started – pay yourself first and proceed with confidence in making smart financial choices starting right now. 
  • Adult Session: Staying financially fit– paying for college, revisiting the basics, role modeling financial savvy, and supporting young adults in financial decision making. 
  • Bank Tours – a general overview of the Federal Reserve, a visit to the cash department and a discussion of Reserve Bank operations. 
  • Apply for an internship: students who attend have the opportunity to apply for an internship to be a junior economist in the Bank’s prestigious Research Department. 
  • Resources and Information: have a snack and check out the resources available regarding finance basics, banking, financial aid, scholarships and more.
5:30: Begin with a tour of the Bank, a bite to eat, and check out the booths and resources available.
6:15: Welcome and personal story by Bank senior leaders and insights from an economist.
7:00: Breakout groups: young adults and young adult supporters . (Groups are led by community experts from Junior Achievement and Family Means.)
8:00: Program Ends: Walk out with your own financial roadmap and talk about it both on the way home and in the days and weeks that follow.
The event is free but registration is required and space is limited. Registration is available online now or by calling 612-204-5474.