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Youth program to sponsor family money planning event

By Staff reports

West Virginia State University is hoping to help families budget their money.

The university’s 4-H Youth Mentoring Program is sponsoring a Money Matters event on Tuesday at the Roosevelt Neighborhood Center in Charleston. It’s free and open to the public.

Former small business owner and certified long-term care professional Donteako Wilson will lead the event and the question and answer session. Merrill Lynch representative Timothy Gibson will also be there to answer questions.

“We will be discussing how to create a family budget with parents and teens and will have an open question and answer session,” Chris Kessell, WVSU 4-H Youth Extension agent, said in a news release. “We would like to see both parents and teens attend this event.”

The event kicks off with an informal networking session at 5:30 p.m. The Money Matters program begins at 6 p.m.

The Roosevelt Center is located at 502 Ruffner Ave. For information, contact Kessell at 304-205-7973 or

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