15th Annual Credit For Life Fair

QPS Holds 15th Annual Credit for Life Fair
Posted on 03/30/2023
A female student discussed a financial decision with a volunteer at the "Reality Check" booth

Wow, what an amazing day at QPS’ 15th annual Credit For Life Fair! QHS seniors got a taste of real-world financial decision-making, and it was eye-opening for many of them. Students were given a hypothetical salary and had to make decisions about managing their finances based on that income level.

Students visited booths set up by many volunteers from the Quincy School ~ Community Partnership, including local businesses, financial institutions, and non-profit organizations, each offering different financial products or services, such as housing, transportation, insurance, and education.

As part of the fair, unexpected “reality checks” were presented, such as a sudden car repair or an unplanned trip to a Red Sox game, which students had to navigate while staying within their budget.

It was great to see our students engaged in conversations about financial planning and making informed choices, and we're so grateful to our teachers, administrators, and community partners and volunteers for organizing such an incredible event.

Thank you to our event sponsors Colonial Federal Savings Bank, Baystate Financial, Office of Economic Empowerment, Quincy Credit Union, South Shore Bank, Bank of Canton, Mass Bay Credit Union, and Deborah Riley, Success Real Estate.

Thank you also to our many business volunteers: AXA Equitable, Bank of Canton, Baystate Financial, Coastal Heritage Bank, Colonial Federal Savings Bank, David J. Donaghue Insurance, The Hale Family YMCA, Manet Health Services, Mass Bay Credit Union, Massachusetts Division of Banks, MASSHIRE South Shore Workforce Board, MountainOne Bank, Office of Economic Empowerment, QPS Food Services, Quincy College, Quincy Credit Union, Quirk Auto Dealers, Rockland Trust, Rotary Club of Quincy, South Shore Bank, and Success Real Estate.

Image collage shows (clockwise, from top left): Two students review the Credit for Life Fair program; an advisor from Coastal Heritage Bank explains investment options to a student; a female student weighs her options at the Luxury Booth; Three students discuss insurance options with a volunteer; a student stops at the Credit & Lending booth; two male students stop at the Credit Counseling booth for advice.Image collage shows (clockwise, from top left): A student works with a representative at the Reality Check booth; two students discuss their options at the Credit & Lending Booth; two female students visit the Luxury Booth; a male student talks to an advisor at the Credit & Lending Booth; two male students review their budgets with volunteers at the Credit Counseling table; two students work together on their budgets.