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Financial literacy program to be implemented in MPS through grant

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – A financial literacy program will be implemented in select Milwaukee Public Schools through a grant from the Milwaukee Bucks and BMO Harris Bank.

The announcement was made on Thursday at Barack Obama School of Career and Technical Education. The Bucks and BMO Harris Bank are giving a $25,000 grant to the nonprofit SecureFutures to implement the program.

Students will learn about topics like credit cards and credit scores. Juniors and seniors are eligible to sign up for the class that meets once a week during the school day.

Corporate leaders from the Bucks and BMO Harris Bank will be brought in to teach some of the lessons.

“There are future leaders here, we have leaders of our building and we have people that are going to be leaders of the community in the future,” Barack Obama SCTE assistant principal Jason Brazil said. “By investing in them we are really investing in ourselves as well because we’re going to be in good hands by investing in these kids here.”

Leaders believe the program will reach 2,000 students over the next two years.

The program will be offered at the following locations:

  • Milwaukee Bradley Technology and Trade
  • James Madison High School
  • Milwaukee High School of the Arts
  • Barack Obama SCTE
  • Milwaukee North Division
  • Milwaukee Reagan
  • Milwaukee Pulaski
  • Milwaukee Vincent
  • Carmen
  • SaintA
  • Employ Milwaukee
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