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CONTROLLER'S OFFICE HOSTS WORTHING HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS FOR "SAVING GREEN WITH CONTROLLER GREEN"

April 20, 2010 -- The City Controller’s Office will host its inaugural “Saving Green with Controller Green” on Wednesday, April 20, 2010 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at City Hall. Fifty students from H.I.S.D.’s Worthing High School will attend and learn about sound financial practices to prepare them for college.

The event is part of Money Week Houston, April 18th - 24th, where individuals are empowered through financial literacy education. Money Week will feature over 100 free financial education seminars throughout the city.

“This is an opportunity for our office to give back to the community,” said Controller Ronald Green. “It is especially rewarding to help students breakdown the barriers to achieving financial freedom. We have to start educating people about smart financial practices while they are young.”

The students will attend a City Council Meeting for a short time before meeting in the Controller’s Office for presentations. Among the group of presenters is acting City Auditor Dave Schroeder, who will offer tips on how to save money.

The Controller’s office will also participate in TSU's Money Week Houston on Thursday, April 22nd from 11am – 8pm. The event is open to the public and will be held in the foyer of Jesse H. Jones School of Business on the TSU campus.