DSU hosts community events to promote financial literacy and college preparation March 11-17
Posted on 3/15/2013
Dickinson State University hosted a variety of events to several elementary and high school students throughout the region over the university's spring break week. Spring break began Monday, March 11 and will conclude on Sunday, March 17.
Events included the District 10 Music Festival, the RESP Career Expo which featured North Dakota University System Chancellor Dr. Hamid Shirvani as the keynote speaker, Marketplace for Kids and the first ever "Real World Camp."
"Real World Camp," is a financial literacy camp offered to local students in the 6th and 7th grades. The program is supported with funding from the Bank of North Dakota College Planning Center and is a hands-on life experience promoting financial literacy. The goal of the program is to show the students that having financial skills is vital for a successful and prosperous life.
The series of events will conclude on Sunday, March 17 with College Goal Sunday. The event will take place in the lower level computer labs of May Hall from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. The event is free of charge.
College Goal Sunday is engineered to help potential incoming college students complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) properly with the help of financial aid experts, primarily from North Dakota colleges and universities. This is DSU's sixth year hosting the event.