Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Pasco Schools Celebrates Financial Literacy Month

Who: Pasco County Schools students, staff, and families

What: Financial Literacy Expos, Weekly Themes, and Young Entrepreneur Competition

5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, April 1, at Marchman Technical College 
5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 4, at Wesley Chapel High School
See below for weekly themes and Young Entrepreneur dates and locations.

Why: April is Financial Literacy Month in Florida, and the district is offering these events to help parents/guardians, employees, community members, and students with financial planning and business matters.

How: The expos will showcase financial experts from the USF Stavros Center, Financial Planning Association of Tampa Bay, Pasco Hernando State College, and local businesses in an exhibit hall located in the school cafeterias. There also will be brief informational sessions offered by community and business partners on financial planning topics and budgeting.  For more information about the expos, go to the Financial Literacy web page.

Also, each week in April will feature a financial literacy theme. The theme for week one is the Financial Literacy Expos, week two is “Money in a Minute,” week three is “Financial Futures,” week four is “News Cents,” and week five is “May Day/Pay Day.”

Another district initiative spotlighting Financial Literacy Month is the Pasco Young Entrepreneur Competition.  This competition affords students in business entrepreneur programs the platform to showcase their business acumen, creativity, and presentation skills in a Shark Tank-style setting.  Participants must sell a unique and viable business idea to judges. Winners of school-based competitions will compete at District Finals with the chance to win up to $2,500 in cash prizes.

Competition dates are as follows:


Location Date Time
Fivay High Wednesday, April 3 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Mitchell High Friday, April 5 9:15 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Wiregrass Ranch High Monday, April 8 8:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
River Ridge High Tuesday, April 9 8:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Pasco High Wednesday, April 10 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Land O' Lakes High Thursday, April 11 7:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Zephyrhills High Friday, April 12 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
District Finals
Land O' Lakes High
Wednesday, April 24 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.