Members of Leading and Empowering to Achieve your Potential (LEAP) Club gave presentations on personal finance on Monday and heard responses from a group that included U.S. Rep. Tim Bishop, D-South Hampton, Teachers Federal Credit Union representative Jennifer Gunn, Cablevision Vice President of Education Trent Anderson and CNBC financial correspondent Sharon Epperson joining by phone. Members of Cablevision’s Power to Learn – an initiative dedicated to integrating technology into education – were also on hand to give comments to students.
Bishop said that it is important for young people to be provided with tools and information to make sound financial decisions, according to a statement released about the event. He also thought that the program helped to present the topic in a “unique and relevant way.”
According to Cablevision’s Anderson, Power to Learn, provides teachers and students with state-of-the-art technology to help facilitate learning experiences like the one at Comsewogue on Monday at Comsewogue High School.
“More than ever, it is imperative that young people become comfortable with and understand personal finance,” he said.