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Finance experts teach Boston high school students to value a buck

Nislo Galvao (center) earlier this year teaching a financial empowerment class at John D. O’Bryant School of Mathematics & Science in Boston. Galvao founded Early Investors, a volunteer-staffed nonprofit aimed at preparing the next generation to manage its finances smartly.
Nislo Galvao (center) earlier this year teaching a financial empowerment class at John D. O’Bryant School of Mathematics & Science in Boston. Galvao founded Early Investors, a volunteer-staffed nonprofit aimed at preparing the next generation to manage its finances smartly.ARAM BOGHOSIAN FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE

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Every teenager on earth has heard from at least one adult in his life that he should learn the “value of a dollar.” So it’s no surprise that when the teachers and volunteers for Early Investors, a youth-oriented financial planning nonprofit, first took that message to juniors and seniors at a Boston high school, they got a lukewarm reception . . . until the kids were given “homework” assignments that involved them managing household finances.

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