SC State, 1890 offer lessons in money management for youth ages 9 to 15

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

ORANGEBURG – SC State University's 1890 Research & Extension program will host its first money management camp for youth, ages nine to 15.

MiniMoguls Camp Money – Lessons in Management for Kids will be held on July 16-20, 2007, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Felton Laboratory School on the SC State campus.

MiniMoguls Camp Money was created in an effort to educate the youth on the importance of Money Management, Setting Financial Goals, Budget Income, Controlling Debt and Saving.

“MiniMoguls Camp Money will provide invaluable, early exposure to saving, investing and entrepreneurship in a fun and exciting way,” said Demier Z. Richardson, senior extension director for community education.

The camp also features building concepts using stock market games, exercises and role play, which will allow youth to experience first-hand a free enterprise system and also strengthen their reading, writing and mathematical skills.

Other key camp objectives discussed during the camp include:
•    Illustrating a process that is fun, exciting and memorable to attain wealth;
•    Allowing the ability to gain a healthy dose of respect for the daily financial pressures which parents face;
•    Increasing their cognitive thinking and decision-making skills; and
•    Instilling the importance of reading and researching to make informed decisions.

For more information, contact Demier Z. Richardson at (803) 533-3364 or dricha6@scsu.edu.