Group Aims to Arm Detroit Students with Financial Skills Necessary to Impact City’s Economy

Junior Achievement teaching Detroit students how to manage money. Lack of financial skills hinders city’s workforce.

Daymon J. Hartley

Officials in Detroit say one of the keys to improving the city’s overall economy is creating a workforce that knows how to manage money.

Analysts say some people in Detroit do not have either a bank account or access to credit.

The group Junior Achievement wants to begin changing that by offering students in the city free courses in financial literacy.

The head of Junior Achievement of Southeastern Michigan, Margaret Trimer-Hartley, tells WDET’s Quinn Klinefelter the group is targeting eighth-graders in particular.


  • Quinn Klinefelter
    Quinn Klinefelter is a Senior News Editor at 101.9 WDET. In 1996, he was literally on top of the news when he interviewed then-Senator Bob Dole about his presidential campaign and stepped on his feet.