Balancing the Books SU Visit

     Published on 5/4/16   Tagged under:    Huntington K-8 School   

The Balancing the Books (BTB) program is a collaboration between the Mary Ann Shaw Center for Public and Community Service, the Martin J. Whitman School of Management and the Syracuse City School District.  BTB works with both middle and high school students from Huntington K-8 School and Henninger High School.  The primary focus is to teach the students about the basics of financial literacy and other life skills. Various topics are covered including: budgeting, marketing, investing, building a resume, interviewing for a job and networking.  Additionally, the tutors/mentors from SU are encouraged to help keep students on the right track.

On April 22, 2016, 40 students from Huntington and Henninger attended a field trip to Syracuse University to experience what life is like as a college student.  First they were welcomed by the dean of the Martin J. Whitman School of Management, Dr. Kenneth A. Kavajecz.  Dean Kavajecz challenged the students as they toured the campus to envision themselves being students there.  Next, the students were taught a business lesson in a lecture hall by one of the University’s business professors, Dr. Will Geoghegan.  They also were also given a short tutorial on utilizing the Career Services Office when attending college to find job opportunities upon graduating from College.  Finally, the students were given a tour of a the newly renovated Sadler Dorm and then a complimentary lunch in Sadler Dining Hall.  The Huntington and Henninger students were truly given every opportunity to envision what being a college student would be like for them.