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

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.

Image credit: Daymon J. Hartley

About the Author

Quinn Klinefelter

Senior News Editor

I grab news in the morning, check the papers and the wires, call sources and take a big gulp of coffee. That’s how I start the day.

qklinefelter@wdet.org  

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