We teach the fundamentals of good credit, knowing that some college students have already learned the hard way from their short experience with credit cards.
Lighthouse Point, FL (PRWEB) May 22, 2013
Debt Management Credit Counseling Corp (http://www.dmcconline.org), a nonprofit 501c3 organization (DMCC), announced today that 80 students in the Allied Health Program at Port Saint Lucie Centennial High School in Port Saint Lucie, Florida, recently completed its proprietary online financial literacy program Debt Money & Credit Concepts. This is the seventh consecutive year DMCC has supported this school by providing financial literacy education to its students. As a reward for their efforts, DMCC presented Certificates of Completion to all of the students that completed the program and $25 gift cards to the three students with the highest grades.
“Teachers count on us to help introduce and teach their students financial topics, so they include us in their curriculum” said Jason Athas, Manager of Educational Programs at DMCC. High school seniors benefit from the program because they are just turning of age to obtain credit. Making sure they know how to handle that responsibility is critical for their future. College students also benefit, as many of them are actually living their financial lessons. How a college student uses credit can make or break their financial future. “We teach the fundamentals of good credit, knowing that some college students have already learned the hard way from their short experience with credit cards. We want to make sure they understand about credit from the start”.
DMCC has been providing its proprietary financial literacy course, Debt Money & Credit Concepts, to students in high schools and colleges throughout South Florida for over 10 years at no charge. The course is designed to teach basic financial education that will help students manage their personal finances and make informed financial decisions. Florida educators in high schools and colleges are encouraged to take advantage of this free service. To schedule a seminar or learn more about the DMCC financial literacy program, contact the DMCC Education Department by calling 954-418-1466 or sending an email to education(at)dmcconline(dot)org.
About Debt Management Credit Counseling Corp.
DMCC is a 501c(3) nonprofit organization committed to educating consumers on financial issues and providing personal assistance to consumers overextended with debt. Education is provided free of charge to consumers via seminars, workshops, a proprietary financial literacy program, and a vast array of online and printed materials. Free personal counseling is provided to consumers to identify the best options for the repayment of their debt. Consumers interested in speaking with a DMCC Certified Credit Counselor may call (866) 618-3328 or request help at http://www.dmcconline.org. DMCC is a HUD Approved Housing Counseling Agency, is approved by the U.S. Trustee to provide bankruptcy counseling and education, and has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.