By Brad Segall
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (CBS) – In an effort to bring more financial literacy programs to schools throughout the Delaware Valley, a Bucks County financial institution is sponsoring a unique event at the Piazza at Schmidt’s this afternoon designed to help fund those programs.
Nearly two dozen business and community leaders and educators will pucker up for TruMark Financial’s second annual Kiss-A-Pig fundraiser. They’ve spent the last two months collecting donations and hope to raise at least 20-thousand dollars to support area schools in their efforts to teach financial literacy.
Janet Dougherty teaches what she calls financial independence at Neshaminy High School.
“So to bring this into the school. High school curriculum from ages 15 through 18 is a wonderful thing and an opportunity for students to really take hold of their financial money management issues.”
The course she teaches focuses on everything from paying bills and investing money to paying taxes and identity theft. She says there are 23 states that have financial literacy as a graduation requirement. Pennsylvania is not one of them but she’s they are advocating for it.