Money Smart returns for students

A team from this year’s Leadership Ridgecrest cohort will bring back Money Smart training on Saturday, April 13 — this time focusing on students in grades 9-12.

The opportunity to learn about protecting personal finances will be held in the Ridgecrest Branch Library from 2:30-3:20 p.m.

“The lesson provides information on recognizing common financial scams and how to protect yourself from becoming a victim,” said Rebecca McCourt, one of the Leadership Ridgecrest participants.

The curriculum is geared toward high schoolers, but is relevant and open to all participants.

The venue and refreshments are provided by the Indian Wells Valley Economic Development Corporation. Money Smart is a free financial education program developed by the FDIC.

Leadership Ridgecrest is a program to develop leaders in East Kern County with the skills, motivations and backgrounds to take our community into the future. One component of this program is for participants to address needs identified in our community.

Teammembers are Breanne Davis, Rebecca McCourt, Tim McFarlane, and Matthew Wanta. The goal is to address the need of financial education about scams and fraud for both teenagers and older adults in the community to prevent them from becoming victims.

For more information contact McCourt at or 760-371-1338.

Story First Published: 2019-04-12