You might say our Junior Achievement Rising Star this week gets it.
Carlos Salas, a senior at Dwyer High School, tells us that Junior Achievement of the Palm Beaches & Treasure Coast has really helped him learn about personal finance, which is something he'll take with him into his adulthood.
"It's helped me through things like credit cards and what are the needs and wants. You've got to pay your rent and utility bills versus going out to eat every night or going to the movies every night."
Carlos wants to get involved with economics, business or computer science as a career.
His personal finance teacher who nominated him says she is impressed with the teen's critical thinking skills and maturity.
Carlos was chosen out of 80 students by FPL executives to do an internship with the company.
We're putting the call out to parents and teachers to nominate a student to be a Junior Achievement "Rising Star". Each week, we'll feature a student on-air and online.
This is open to all kids, from Kindergarten to 12th grade, who have taken or are currently taking a JA class
You can nominate through JA's website, Click Here, or call 561-242-9468.
We also want to put the call out to business professionals in the area who have as few as five to ten hours total to volunteer in the classrooms.
Newsradio 1290 WJNO and Wild 95.5 appreciate your help on this project with JA of the Palm Beaches & Treasure Coast and hopefully it gives you a good feeling that you're helping a young up and coming business owner or entrepreneur.
Photo provided by: Carlos Salas/Junior Achievement of the Palm Beaches & Treasure Coast