Money Matters Fair Attracts Parents and Kids


MakingChange attracted middle school students and their parents to the annual Money Matters Fair. Workshops to assist families with their spending plans, preparing for college costs and achieving long term financial goals were offered. Financial resources were provided by 24 exhibitors. Students participated in the Y-Fi Personal Financial Challenge to learn how career, education and spending choices impact success.

Planning Committee members included MakingChange Executive Director Mike Couch and Board members Joanne Davis and Kristin Johnson, Personal Finance and Career Coach Ayosike Akingbade, Lila Boor of the Howard County Office of Consumer Protection, Dr. Judith Kizzie of Howard Community College, Sue Rogan of Maryland CASH Campaign, Mia Russell of the University of Maryland Extension, Cathy Smith of Jean Moon & Associates, Mary Thomson of FAI Wealth Management, and Anne Towne of The Towne Group.

The Money Matters Fair was hosted by Wilde Lake High School. Special support was provided by Laurie Collins, Howard County Public School Instructional Facilitator for Family and Consumer Sciences and Career Research & Development, and by volunteers from Howard County High School.

Pictured: volunteers welcome attendees to this year’s Money Matters Fair.

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