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Starting this fall hundreds of local Santa Clarita students will have access to a new and potentially life changing class that aims to teach the foundations of personal finance.

Two local businesses, Neylan Group International and Heter Family Woodworking have sponsored the curriculum and created course access to the next generation of Santa Clarita Valley students.

On Wednesday, May 25, representatives from multiple public high schools and Legacy Christian Academy gathered at Newhall Refinery to receive the sponsored curriculum and hear inspiring student success stories from the two schools that piloted the course last year, Legacy Christian Academy and Canyon High School. The schools experienced overwhelming success with the program which opened the door for expansion.

FPU-2As a part of that expansion, Canyon, Bowman, Hart and Saugus High requested and received the sponsored curriculum. Over the last 4 years, Neylan Group Intl and Heter Family Woodworking have partnered, bringing various personal finance classes to the Santa Clarita community.

The engaging curriculum covers foundational topics like college loans, careers, giving, a history of personal finance, global economies and in detail, teaches students how to prepare monthly budgets.

“We are so proud to be a part of changing students’ lives with this curriculum,” said Sam Neylan, President of Neylan Group International. “Neylan Group is passionate about financial education and facilitating Santa Clarita’s children to start on the best path possible, creating a wiser and better prepared next generation. As an adult, it’s changed my life and I wish I’d had this when I was younger.”

Brendie Heter, owner of Heter Family Woodworking said, “After taking the course, we see students understand more than most adults about insurance, saving and retirement. Our entire community will benefit from local students learning how to avoid major financial pitfalls.”

There are additional grant opportunities available for homeschool groups and charter schools. For more information about the curriculum or receiving the curriculum for your school, contact Brendie Heter at (661) 645-3426.

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  1. That’s awesome! I’ve always said that kids should be taught personal finance in high school. What about Canyon though? Why is it only select schools?

    • Brendie says:

      Holland: If you read the article, it states Canyon was actually the first public school to offer the class. (Go, Cowboys!). It’s available there now!

  2. Kim Arnold says:

    Yes! Canyon High School has had great success educating about 150 seniors in our first year with this new class. I believe West Ranch High School was overlooked in the article. West Ranch will be carrying the class next year, as well as Canyon, Hart, Saugus, and Bowman. All schools are eligible to offer this new class. A few have just not jumped on board yet. If your student attends one of the other SCV schools that are not mentioned here, begin by letting your counselors and administrators know of your desire to have the opportunity at your school. With enough interest, it won’t be long before every school will have this class on their schedule. If counselors, teachers, or administrators are interested in more information about implementing the class at their school, they may contact me, Kim Arnold, through district email. I’ve been coordinating and facilitating the implementation process so far and will gladly help them get started.

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