By Jesse Kucewicz, Contributing Writer
REGION – Hopkinton High School held its first fall Senior Transition Day on Oct. 15 in an effort to help graduating seniors prepare for life after high school and to help seniors learn essential financial advice.
Typically held on the final day of school, Hopkinton decided that having a second transition day in the fall would benefit seniors by offering help with college entrance essays as well as with financial literacy education. The event also provided information on trade school options.
Dawn Smith, Certified Financial Planner and Owner of Hopkinton-based Oasis Wealth Advisors, spoke to all students about how and when to start saving, how to create a budget and how to manage credit and debt, among other things.
“The way that I think about good financial literacy is that it’s a very basic life skill,” Smith said. “Unfortunately, in our schools today there’s not consistent financial education that’s taught. So I’m really excited to be here today.”
Smith has previously volunteered in schools offering programs similar to this for a number of years. She has also volunteered for the Junior Achievement program for local students.
Oasis employee and Hopkinton alumni Cooper Korbey additionally came to answer questions directly from students about how his financial literacy knowledge has helped him since graduating from Hopkinton.
Oasis Wealth Advisors is based in Hopkinton. It serves clients throughout the region.