Students from Santa Maria School attend 'Earn Your Future' program, featuring NBA player Drew Gooden

The program says its will be back in the Bronx in late July at P.S. 119. (6/24/14)

THE BRONX - Students at the Santa Maria School in Parkchester got a special visit from an NBA player Tuesday as part of a lesson in personal finance.

Washington Wizards player Drew Gooden, who has played in the NBA for 13 seasons, brought his wealth of life knowledge to the students as part of a community outreach program that hopes to teach kids the basics of money. About 50 kids piled into the school's gym for Price Waterhouse Cooper's "Earn Your Future" program.

The three-day camp teaches students financial basics like how to save, what it means to invest and why it's bad to waste your money. PWC says the program is year-round, and they plan to reach 18,000 students in the New York metropolitan area.

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The program says its will be back in the Bronx in late July at P.S. 119.

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