Graduation Ceremony Held for Financial Coaching Clients
The Merrimack student coaches, who are participating in the program through a 4-credit internship, learn the financial and mentoring skills necessary to provide financial coaching. The coaches and clients work together throughout the semester at workshops and in one-on-one coaching sessions to help the clients identify and work to achieve self-selected financial goals.
At the graduation ceremony, clients who made successful progress toward achieving their goals were awarded a financial incentive to help fund it.
The coaching program is made possible through the partnership of the Financial Capability Center on the Merrimack campus and ACT Lawrence, located in Lawrence, MA.
Here are select photos from the graduation ceremony held at ACT Lawrence in December 2016.
Graduation: Fall 2015
People’s United Community Foundation of Eastern Massachusetts, the charitable giving arm of People’s United Bank of MA, made the donation.
“Many people want to be financially secure but they just don’t know where to start….and that’s what we’re here for, to help them learn how to make a budget or plan out their weekly expenses so they can gain some financial security.” - Paul Sullivan, ’17