|By Chris Kieffer, Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, Tupelo|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
"Our young people are afraid of money," Fitch said in announcing the program at
Fitch's stop in
The program is available for free to public and private schools, thanks to a partnership between Fitch's office and several sponsors. It initially will be for high schools, but Fitch said they hope to later expand it to elementary and middle schools.
"It will start students off at an early age with an opportunity to learn financial literacy," said
Tupelo Public School District Assistant Superintendent
"The more our students know about financial responsibility, the better prepared they are for the real world," she said.As part of the initiative, the
Fitch has spoken of her goal of improving the state's financial literacy since she took office in 2012. On Thursday, she cited a report by the
"That is unacceptable," she said. "We have to change it."
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