Students Head Back To Bankruptcy Court to Close Out Financial Literacy Experience

Judge Joan Feeney let students from New Mission High School past the bench and answered questions about how the Court’s computer system works during their trip to the Boston Bankruptcy Court.

Judge Joan Feeney let students from New Mission High School past the bench and answered questions about how the Court’s computer system works during their trip to the Boston Bankruptcy Court.

Last Friday, a group of students from New Mission High School in Hyde Park took a field trip to Boston Bankruptcy Court to meet “Sally Spender” and learn what happened to “Sally” when she failed to budget appropriately and accumulated high amounts of credit card debt. This lesson, Consequences, was fourth and final module of the M. Ellen Carpenter Financial Literacy Program. The experience wasn’t all about Sally’s mistakes, though. Students got a first-hand look inside a courtroom and had the opportunity to ask lawyers, Judges and court staff questions about what Bankruptcy Court is like.

The Program wraps up in Greater Boston area next Friday after two additional Consequences sessions once students from Woburn High School, Greater New Bedford Technical School, Snowden International High School, Peabody High School, and John D. O’Bryant School of Math & Science make the trip to Post Office Square. Take a look below from highlights of the fieldtrip:

John G. Loughnane (Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP) moderated the session and led the students through a discussion of how Sally Spender could have avoided going bankrupt.

John G. Loughnane (Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP) moderated the session and led the students through a discussion of how Sally Spender could have avoided going bankrupt.

 

Seniors for New Mission High School in Hyde Park had the opportunity to visit the Boston Bankruptcy Court, listen to a mock meeting of creditors and hearing, and talk to the attorneys and the Judge after the session.

Seniors for New Mission High School in Hyde Park had the opportunity to visit the Boston Bankruptcy Court, listen to a mock meeting of creditors and hearing, and talk to the attorneys and the Judge after the session.