Whittier Tech to Share in $123K in Financial Education Grant Money

Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School. (Jay Saulnier file photograph for WHAV News.)

Haverhill’s Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School is among 43 high schools across the Commonwealth to share in more than $123,000 in grant funding to bolster financial literacy courses and programs locally.

Through the Innovation Fund grant program, $2,500 is earmarked specifically for the city’s vocational school. Elsewhere across the Merrimack Valley, matching grants were extended to both Georgetown and Methuen High School.

The four-year-old program aims to help schools create or expand “Credit for Life” fairs that help students become fiscally responsible.

“Learning skills such as budgeting and money management is essential for students as they enter college or the workforce,” Acting Commissioner of Banks Merrily S. Gerrish said in a statement.

Grants were funded through state Division of Banks’ settlement money received on the heels of alleged unlawful lending practices, the Baker-Polito Administration said.

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