Students 'rock out' and learn financial literacy
BUNCOMBE COUNTY, N.C. -- A band playing music with a message visited one Buncombe County School recently.
Owen Middle Schoolers "rocked out" to a financial literacy rock concert.
The four-person rock band Gooding is based out of Los Angeles. They travel the country, making 60 stops and sharing inspirational lessons of finance and discipline.
Teachers said financial literacy can be a lifetime struggle for some people. That's why it's important to start early.
"If we can start building the foundation now for how to manage money, how to think about money, how to think about what you're bringing in and what's going out and tie that into an entertaining lesson, we are more than happy to do that," Dr. Heidi Von Dohlen, the school's principal, said.
The Starks Financial Group sponsored the event with the help of OnTrack and the United Way.
The national goal of the program is to make financial literacy a requirement in every high school in America.