High school course
Information about the workshops and registration forms can be found on the attorney general’s Web site, ksag.org. The workshops are free. Six’s office has contacted high schools and parents across the state about the workshops and response has been good, he said. The registration deadline is Feb. 3.
When high school graduates go off to college they often aren’t prepared to handle a variety of consumer economics issues, according to Kansas Attorney General Steve Six.
That’s why his office will conduct two day-long consumer workshops for high school students in March during National Consumer Protection Week.
The first will be March 3 at Kansas University, and the second will be March 6 at Kansas State University in Manhattan.
“The idea is to try to reach the high school kids and really raise the skill level all across the state on financial choices,” Six said.
One of the most troubling consumer issues for students involves contracts, such as those for phone service or a health club, Six said. Other problem areas involve basic finances and student loan and banking practices, he said. Students also need to know about their credit history, Internet scams and identity theft, Six said. Those topics will be covered during the workshops by several speakers.
“What we find is, we’re working now with students at KU that have gotten into some kind of a problem,” he said. “They’ve made a bad choice and they’re reaching out to the (attorney general office’s) consumer protection division to help them.”