Your Better Business Bureau is excited to offer Smarter Living for Students. This free program is offered to teens and young adults, age 16+, in the Central Valley from Merced to Bakersfield and focuses on situations that students face as they move out on their own.
Smarter Living for Students is a 1- hour long interactive program designed to educate young adults on how to become better informed consumers and ways they can protect themselves from falling victim to identity theft or other potential scams.
Each session is filled with open discussions; games; role-playing and lots of fun prizes for participation.
Forget boring lectures and canned presentations. Smarter Living for Students teaches the “real” facts of life:
- Buying a vehicle, new or used: what to look for; what’s covered; what’s not
- Renting an apartment
- Building and Protecting your credit rating
- Contracts: what to look for before signing
- Cell phones: Do you know what your contract covers?
- Deposits on utilities
- Resources to help you know and protect your rights
- Identity theft
- Job Scams
- How to look for that first job and much more
- How to use the Better Business Bureau
These are just a few of the topics we may cover during one of our hour long presentations. This program is absolutely free of charge and includes an informational take home packet that will be useful for future reference.
If you would like to schedule a Smarter Living for Students presentation, contact Diana Ivie at firstname.lastname@example.org or 559-256-6320.
Our Smarter Living for Students program has been greatly helped by generous local business who have donated to our program.
In 2012 we have received donations from:
Sams Club in Fresno
CitiBanks in Fresno
Federal Employees Credit Union
Round Table In Madera
Wal Mart In Madera
Mcdonalds In Madera
If you would like to sponsor or donate to our program please e-mail us at the Better Business Bureau.