RIT and CARE Program to Visit Rochester’s School Without Walls, Sept. 27

Prof. Robert Manning and Hon. John Ninfo join forces to fight student financial illiteracy

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WHAT: RIT’s Center for Consumer Financial Services joins forces with the Credit Abuse Resistance Education (CARE) program. RIT Professor Robert Manning, director of CCFS and author of “Credit Card Nation” and Western New York bankruptcy judge the Hon. John C. Ninfo II, founder of CARE, to speak to Rochester-city high school students about financial illiteracy

WHEN: 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 27

WHERE: Rochester’s School Without Walls; 480 Broadway between South Union and Alexander Streets

EDITOR’S NOTE: The mission of CARE—which was founded in 2002 by Western New York bankruptcy Judge the Hon. John C. Ninfo II—is to enlist experienced lawyers and bankruptcy specialists to visit high schools across the country to teach students how to become financially responsible and avoid credit card debt. The CARE program is available in 45 states and the District of Columbia.

E. Philip Saunders College of Business at Rochester Institute of Technology is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB International) and enrolls more than 1,200 undergraduate and graduate students. In fall 2007, the college created an academic major for incoming students in its newly established Center for Consumer Financial Services, and RIT’s Saunders College is also home to the Albert J. Simone Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.