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Financial literacy expo to teach money management to girls

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JAMES ISLAND, SC (WCSC) -

A Junior Girls Day Out Community Project will educate girls about financial literacy at an expo on Saturday.

The event will take place at James Island Elementary School from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The program is intended to teach girls at a young age the essential principles of money management at a comprehensible level.

As many as 25 bank and credit union professionals will be in attendance to guide participants in hands-on activities in savings, credit, budgeting, check-writing, identity theft, and math.

Branch Manager of SunTrust Bank Jeffrey Smith and Interim President/ CEO Richard Hendry of the Coastal Community Foundation are expected to be guest speakers, sharing the message of "giving back" to communities.

Also featured will be bank and credit union tours, money and math exhibits and challenges, games including a Price is Right game show, mentoring lunches, and prizes including a $300 savings account give-away, "Wise Choice" shopping sprees, and more.

Girls will also have the opportunity to visit local department stores and grocery stores to learn how to shop for bargains.

The program is free, and is open to girls ages 6-12 years old. Spaces are still available to sign up. For more information and to register, visit juniorgirlsdayout.org.

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