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Nov. 7, 2014
Financial literacy grant received
WELDON, N.C. – Halifax Community College (HCC) is pleased to announce the receipt of a $2,000 Higher One Financial Literacy Counts Program grant.

Higher One is committed to promoting financial literacy and ensuring that college students have the information and tools they need to effectively manage their money. This year's grantees will help support financial literacy promotional programs and initiatives on college and university campuses.

Higher One has two types of grants. General Financial Literacy Program grants support creative and innovative financial literacy programs, activities and initiatives. A new category, Higher One Mentor Program grants, has been added this year for proposals that support peer mentoring programs exclusively. HCC is a mentor program grant recipient.

The goal of the program is to assist HCC Student Support Services’ (SSS) enrollees with awareness of money management. Employing two "Higher One Money Mentors," targeted intervention programs will be developed with the goal of establishing peer mentor relationships with 50 students.

Mentors will be responsible for assisting each enrollee with creating a financial management plan. In addition, they will conduct a series of workshops on budgeting, credit building, student loan strategies and financing college. They will also instruct students on the use of online financial literacy tools such as North Carolina's "Financial Literacy 101" program and the "Financial Football" free online game.

Sherida Gholston, director of SSS, which is the TRIO program that manages the financial literacy grant, said, "I feel the best way for students to take control of their finances is to examine the root of the issue. SSS is offering a series of workshops on financial literacy in an effort to address such issues."

For more information, visit the SSS office in Building 300, Room 322.
Director of Student Support Services Sherida Gholston
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Halifax Community College strives to meet the diverse needs of our community by providing high-quality, accessible and affordable education and services for a rapidly changing and globally competitive marketplace.
Primary Media Contact: Melanie Temple, Director of Public Relations and Marketing, mtemple295@halifaxcc.edu, 252-538-4319

Secondary Media Contact: Dr. Dianne Rhoades, Vice President of Institutional Advancement, Halifax Community College and Executive Director of the Halifax Community College Foundation Inc., dbarnes-rhoades128@halifaxcc.edu, 252-536-7239