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Generation Change

September 27th, 2009 at 08:51 pm

Last week I started teaching Dave Ramsey's "Generation Change" curriculum to the teen Sunday School class. Now, if you knew me, it would be a big surprise that I would volunteer to do this because I am a very quiet person that rarely, if ever, speaks up in class. But this is such an important topic that most kids are not being taught at school or at home, that I had a burden to do it. I am hoping that they will finish this class with a sense of how to manage their finances while in college and as adults.

So far, the kids seem to be enjoying the class. The first lesson focuses on materialism and how we are more than just what we own. Next week we will get into the basics of personal finance and budgeting.

Last week I was extremely nervous, but this week I was surprised to find that I was fine. It doesn't make much sense since last week the class time was taken up mostly with the video part of the lesson and this week I had to talk the entire time. I'm hoping that each week gets easier. It's a subject I feel passionate about, so I think that helps tremendously. I am hoping to help just one teen avoid learning lessons the hard way, like we had to.

5 Responses to “Generation Change”

  1. LuxLiving Says:

    This is GREAT!!!

  2. dmontngrey Says:

    Good for you! I think if I had such a program growing up - I would have just eaten up the information. That's what I do these days anyways.

  3. baselle Says:

    You go girl!

  4. mrs. Says:

    Good for you! Helping out the next generation! DH and I have been approached about heading up a "7 Steps to Financial Freedom" Seminar at our parish (we were one of six couples who went through it). I hate the idea of speaking in anything bigger than a one-on-one setting, but maybe I'll reconsider it - given the series does use DVDs and is very structured.

  5. fruitbowlk Says:

    This is Great. I hope my church does this. This is a very importance subject for teens to learn.

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