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Connecting to Success – Connecting with Our Future!

Connecting to Success – Connecting with Our Future           

Yesterday I had the opportunity to participate in VIA’s Connecting to Success program.  This was my first year participating in the program and I will admit, I went into the day not sure what to expect. 

My partner in crime for the day was Connie Sparks of the SBDC and together we co-led the session topic of Financial Literacy for three sessions of 40 students each.   The students were attentive, participative (yes the candy we brought did help) and asking really good questions throughout the morning. 

Connie and I traded off sharing stories from our own personal experiences with credit cards, ATM fees, and checking accounts.  We also enjoyed hearing the stories of success and struggle that the students shared.

As the final class boarded the bus just after 12:30pm today I walked back to my car and smiled.  I am happy to say that I ended the day with a renewed excitement about what the future leaders of the Santa Clarita Valley will bring to our community.  They are bright, determined, and ready to take on whatever the world may throw at them.  They are also much more acutely aware of the pitfalls of using out of network ATM machines and are planning to start saving today for that new car they want tomorrow.

If you haven’t participated in VIA Connecting to Success yet, there are two more sessions this year (October 18 and November 4th) .  I guarantee you will find it well worth your time and a true investment in the future.  

Contact the VIA office to register.  (661) 294-8088 or by email:  kathy@via.org

Laura Biery
Administrative Analyst
Economic Development
City of Santa Clarita

Categories: Uncategorized
  1. October 8, 2010 at 4:00 PM

    Thanks for the comments Laura. I have been participating in CTS for 6 years now and it gets better (and more important for the kids) every year. I am constantly amazed at how respectful and interested the kids are. I finish each session a bit tired but in a very good way. It is very personally satisfying. I will be at both other sessions.

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