Secretary of State Securities Division Sponsors “Funding the Future” Financial Literacy Program at Several Georgia Schools

December 16th, 2022

Atlanta - Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger’s Securities Division partnered with Funding The Future, a nonprofit organization focused on promoting financial literacy in schools.  The Secretary of State sponsored Funding the Future financial literacy tours at Shiloh High School in Gwinnett County and Smitha Middle School, South Cobb High School, and Garrett Middle School in Cobb County. This program accomplished 10 shows in 4 days, educating more than 3,300 students.

“The next generation of Georgians must be prepared to make savvy financial decisions,” said Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger. "One bad decision early on can severely limit potential growth. Our office is a committed partner in fighting that.”

The Securities Division has a shared vision with “Funding the Future” to educate students on the importance of smart financial decisions. The students learned about financial literacy with a live musical performance by Carter Hulsey coupled with a multi-media presentation and a dialogue around financial literacy between students and the musician. Students were given free financial literacy booklets provided by the Securities Division called the Investor & Financial Literacy Guide, Strategies for Investing Wisely & Avoiding Financial Fraud, as well as, Starting Your Financial Future: Making Informed Decisions When Starting Your New Job.

“We support all Georgia students having access to critical financial tools that will define their future and empower them financially.” said Noula Zaharis, Division Director.

The Securities Division extends a special thank you to the following individuals who coordinated with the Division to make these programs possible in their schools: Christina Ashley, Shiloh High School Assistant Principal. Wendy Torres, District Title 1 Academic Coach, Social Studies, William Grant, Smitha Middle School Assistant Principal 6th grade, Wilgan Joseph, South Cobb High School Assistant Principal A-K 9th and Gwendolyn Tatum, Garrett Middle School Teacher

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