BGSU, Ohio's Treasurer teach high school students financial lessons

BGSU, Ohio's Treasurer teach high school students financial lessons

BOWLING GREEN, OH (WTOL) - Local credit unions partnered with Bowling Green State University and Ohio's Treasurer to help set young people on the right financial path.

Hundreds of high school students took a field trip to BGSU Tuesday, to learn important life lessons through an interactive game.

Students took away lessons that touched on buying homes, getting insurance and paying bills.

"It's important that they understand that entertainment and having fun with their family is a piece of life and they have to consider that," said DJ Kern-Blystone, a coordinator for the event. "We want them to understand that life is a journey and that they need to have fun, but fun doesn't have to cost a lot of money."

More than 500 high school students from 18 northwest Ohio schools participated.

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