Cheltenham High Schoolers Learn Financial Literacy
More than 20 Cheltenham High School students attended the College Day and Financial Literacy Workshop series at the University of Pennsylvania on Monday, April 22. Taught by Dr. Brian Peterson and New York Jets linebacker Brandon Copeland, the workshop was intended for Philadelphia-area high school students and focused on topics such as budgeting, credit scores, home ownership, investing and saving. The workshop mirrored the Penn course “URBS 140, Inequity and Empowerment, Urban Financial Literacy” or “Life 101” as “Professor Cope” refers to it, a practical usage class to give financial information to college students who might not otherwise have it. Dr. Peterson and Copeland co-teach that class.
Dr. Peterson is the director of Makku, Penn’s Black cultural center, the nexus of academic, professional and personal growth for UPenn students interested in Black culture and the African Diaspora. A Penn graduate, the 27-year-old Copeland is in his fifth season in the NFL, and is coming off his best season as a pro, with 35 tackles and five sacks.