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Financial Literacy Program

Financial literacy is one of the most important skills a young person can learn. Unfortunately, too many high school students lack the tools necessary to make smart financial decisions. And by the time they learn the consequences of their actions, it can take years to recover.

The Financial Literacy Program provides young people with the opportunity to learn about their financial rights and responsibilities.

In partnership with the US Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts, the Boston Bar recruits and trains volunteers to visit classrooms across urban and suburban communities throughout the Commonwealth. Volunteers educate students about personal finances, using credit cards responsibly, and avoiding debt trouble. The program culminates with a visit to the US Bankruptcy Court and observe mock hearings around financial mismanagement case studies.

Since its founding in 2005, the Financial Literacy Program has reached more than 2,000 high school students with the help of hundreds of volunteers.

Support Our Efforts

The Financial Literacy Program is one of many essential initiatives made possible by contributions to the Boston Bar Foundation. Giving to the Boston Bar Foundation will help us continue this valuable public service.

If you have questions about supporting or participating in the Financial Literacy Program, please contact Cassandra Shavney: 617-778-1918 | cshavney@bostonbar.org.