-Franchot to Provide Remarks, Promote Ongoing Financial Literacy Petition Initiative-
WHO: Comptroller Peter Franchot
Operation HOPE, Inc. representatives
PNC Bank executives
Baltimore City Public Schools officials
University of Baltimore School of Law, Black Law Student Association
WHAT: For the past few years, the Comptroller has led a bipartisan coalition calling for legislation that requires Maryland’s public school students to pass a standalone course in financial literacy in order to graduate from high school. For last two consecutive years, a bill has passed the Maryland Senate but stalled in the House of Delegates. The Comptroller hopes to deliver a petition with 10,000 signatures when the General Assembly reconvenes in January.
To further this effort, he will join Operation HOPE and PNC bank to announce a partnership that will allow 2,500 Baltimore-area elementary and middle school students to be educated on how to save, spend, budget and invest their money through “Banking on Our Future,” an innovative social empowerment and financial literacy program with lessons on banking, checking and savings accounts, credit, investments and a course in dignity.
WHEN: TODAY, October 26, 2011
WHERE: Waverly Middle School
701 E. 34th Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
CONTACT: Caron Brace, 410-212-9414 (cell)