By: Tori Berube, Marketing & Outreach
We encourage our MFF Fellows (those who have successfully completed our Standards of Financial Literacy (SFL) curriculum) to continue their personal learning and growth in ways that are meaningful for them as individuals. Parker M. of Spartanburg, SC took this concept and has run with it, as he has recently earned the rank of Eagle Scout with the Boy Scouts of America!
Parker, a member of Spartanburg’s Troop 28, completed MFF’s updated SFL curriculum in 2019 and is also an original MFF Pioneer. For his Eagle Scout project, Parker developed and installed an outside workout area along Spartanburg’s Wadsworth Trail. For this project, Parker and his fellow Boy Scouts installed three pieces of equipment for trail-users to use for an additional work-out while on the trail. Parker bought the necessary supplies by asking for donations from family and friends and added pieces of unused equipment from a local church. The project took about three months to develop and complete, and Parker is proud of his work in seeing a project through from concept to completion. He takes great pride in knowing members of the neighborhood and students from a nearby elementary school will benefit from his project.
As one of MFF’s original Pioneers, Parker began his financial education by learning about the stock market. Parker would track certain stocks in his “portfolio” (including Apple and Google). He would prepare on-going quarterly reports for Peter Morgan, MFF’s founder, outlining the stock’s performance and what he learned about investing. One of Parker’s favorite stocks in his “portfolio” was Hewlett-Packard, as while Parker was studying them, their stock split and Parker “doubled” his stock!
A high school senior, Parker plans to attend Spartanburg Community College to earn his Associate degree and then continue his postsecondary education by earning his Bachelor’s degree in business at a state university. Among his long-term career goals, Parker is considering joining his family’s residential real estate business.
A Journey to Personal Financial Success
Standards of Financial Literacy (SFL), MFF’s signature program, supports the concept of personal financial freedom by giving participants of all ages the insight to set goals, track net worth and apply acquired knowledge. This online, self-paced program is ideal for individuals and groups alike.
Upon successful completion of SFL’s six-module course, participants become an MFF Fellow. Becoming an MFF Fellow is the ticket to access additional MFF courses and opportunities for mentoring, networking, internships and hands-on projects. These are the opportunities which allow MFF Fellows to continue their journey to personal financial success.
To learn more about this exciting program, click here.