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Teen board learns Dad is not an ATM

When you’re a teen and it comes to learning about money, there’s no better way than to serve on the Family Trust Youth Advisory Board.

“You have to make more money than you spend,” said Scott Fletcher, a Fort Mill High School senior. He’s serving his second term on the board, which tells Family Trust what teens want and need.

“Plus it looks good on your resume,” he adds.

Open to teens ages 15 to 17, the board meets monthly in Rock Hill. Members start with a team-building activity and will learn about money management. This year’s team of 20 also will plan and complete a financial education project. A new board recently was selected.

In addition to Scott, members are:

Clover High

Garrett Hybarger, Miriam Coburn, Tara Ecklof

Fort Mill High

Ross Lordo

Nation Ford

Ashley Westmoreland, Gepe Womble, Andrew Weaver

Northwestern High

Ciera Hope, Elise Watts, Mercedes Cain

Rock Hill High

Genelle Bacote, Colby Williams, Brent Williams

South Pointe

Michael Cranford, Chris Sacco, Tommy Austin

York Comprehensive

Kimball Prosser, Mary Lyn Wheeler, Shelby Johnson