Bernard Hogue Capstone
When I and my friends Justyn Griffin, David Boiling, and Daniel Redd were making plans for our 2023 graduating project (capstone), we wanted to make a difference in our community. We wanted to use our project to teach the youth about finance and how to make money since they aren’t old enough to get a job. We also felt that becoming mentors to our younger peers would be a really meaningful way to make a lasting impact. Our solution was to create a mini-course. Every Wednesday, 9th graders take this course, which gives us the opportunity to teach them the basics of finance and money management. We emphasize the importance of budgeting, saving, and smart investing. We also talk about the potential of starting a small business or using various apps and resources to make money. In addition to the educational aspect, we also want to build a strong bond with our students. We strive to make the course fun and engaging by using creative activities, games, and interactive discussions. We hope to be a source of motivation and encouragement for the students and to provide them with a safe and trusting environment. Overall, our goal for the mini course is to be a positive influence in the lives of our students. We want to give them the tools they need to succeed in their future endeavors. Through our project, we hope to inspire them to create a better community for themselves and their families/friends in the future.