Fidelity Investments – Financial Literacy Community Evening April 2015

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Fidelity Investments Volunteers donate their time to assist guests in learning the importance of financial concepts.

In partnership with Fidelity Investments, on April 22, 2015, Liberty Science Center hosted a Community Evening in celebration of Financial Literacy Month with over 1,200 attendees from NJ’s 31 at-risk school districts. Together with their parents and teachers, youth learned how to responsibly handle their finances. Activities included real-life scenarios that prompted them to ask, “What is the difference between buying something you want and something you really need?”

Jeff Sasson, Liberty Science Center COO, addresses the crowd at the Fidelity Investments April Community Evening.

Vivian Brady-Phillips, Deputy Mayor of Jersey City addresses participants from Paterson and Passaic School Districts.

Community Evenings, occurring eight times per year, are supported by Fidelity Investments. These evenings provide guests no-cost access to themed exhibit galleries, IMAX® films, 3D shows, live demonstrations, hands-on activities, and special financial literacy programming.

Life lessons are brought to life: “How can I save and have fun?” “How can I see the money I’ve earned grow?”

Youth engage in Bedtime Math activities facilitated by Fidelity Investments Volunteers and Liberty Science Center staff.

Liberty Science Center would like to thank Fidelity Investments for their commitment to Community Evenings, Deputy Mayor of Jersey City Vivian Brady-Phillips for her insightful message to participating youth, and our financial literacy partners: Bedtime Math, HOPES Cap, Inc., Junior Achievement of New Jersey, New Jersey Citizen Action, New Jersey City University, and PRIMERICA.

[From left] Jeff Sassson, Liberty Science Center, COO; Jennifer Adams, Fidelity Investments, Director of Pubic Affairs; Vivian Brady-Phillips, Jersey City, Deputy Mayor; Russell Pandolfo, Fidelity Investments, Senior Vice President of Client Experience.

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