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Family Financial Fitness Fairs attract Teens and Parents

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The California Jump$tart Coalition brought together families across Southern California in October and November to learn about money.  All day sessions in San Diego, San Bernardino and Burbank drew almost 250 with topics from budgeting to credit and college planning.

With a grant from Chase and generous support of JA San Diego, CSUSB's College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, and JA Southern California, plus many others, these events offered parents and students an opportunity to learn and dialogue about money. Parents had feedback such as "This event was tremendously helpful to reach youth who otherwise would miss out on practical knowledge not done in high school", and "it gave my son an introduction and me, tools to work with him". Teens said "I learned effective ways to budget", "It helped prepare me for the real world", and "It was more fun than I expected!" Thanks to all who helped make these events possible!