By BETTY BASTIDAS

“You need to have the best possible banker relationship you can have,” said Alec Tatum, a sophomore at Mission High during a Financial Literacy Workshop given to a class of more than 30 students.

Jennifer Colker, a peer resource educator at Mission High School, got the idea to teach a Financial Literacy workshop when a student  received a check but had no checking account.  After two months of intense research, learning new terms and getting comfortable with the language of 401Ks, finance charges, debit cards and work study, Colker’s class was ready to take its power point on the road—or at least to other students.