Students learn about finances

Mark Pound and Molly Coomes (sitting) visit with Parsons High School students about transportation options they can choose from to serve their needs and income during Thursday’s FutureNow: Finance program, which provided students a glimpse of the financial obligations adults face.

Freshmen at Parsons High School got a peek into the financial realities of adulthood as they participated Thursday in the financial literacy program FutureNow: Finance, a Communities in Schools of MidAmerica program.

Students were thrown into the future, an imaginary world where they are 26 and faced with supporting themselves, said Parsons High School CIS student support coordinator Dara Barr-Miller.

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