Bernalillo High students learn ABCs of financial literacy
Hope Montoya-Encinias teaches a financial literacy course for high school students at Bernalillo High School on Monday. Nusenda Credit Union is offering the free summer course for high school credit. (Greg Sorber/Albuquerque Journal)
RIO RANCHO, N.M. — Bernalillo High School junior Alyssa Fontaine is planning to attend college in a few years, but she has no idea how she’ll pay for tuition, books, fees and other expenses.
“I know a little but not enough to help myself,” she said. “I’m maybe not at Square 1, but probably Square 1.5.”
The 17-year-old decided she needs to change that.
Alyssa Fontaine, 17, listens during a financial literacy course at Bernalillo High School on Monday. The free summer class covers 18 modules including investing, taxes and paying for college. (Greg Sorber/Albuquerque Journal)
This summer, Fontaine is taking a financial literacy course offered free for 25 Bernalillo High students through a new partnership with Nusenda Credit Union.