Purple Project’s 2nd Annual Youth & Adult Foster Care Conference

Financial education speaker Shay Olivarria, author Nakia Lashaul, Senator Nina Turner, Purple Project Director LaTasha C. Watts, and CEO Cherish Thomas at the Purple Project's 2nd Annual Youth & Adult Foster Care Conference in Cleveland, OH.

The most dynamic financial education speaker working today, Shay Olivarria, was on hand to help celebrate the 2nd Annual Youth & Adult Foster Care Conference in Cleveland, OH. The conference was amazing! Students and adults came together for three days to hear from foster care alumni, learn life skills, network with other foster care youth and alumni, and have fun.

Shay Olivarria begins the Friday keynote

Shay Olivarria delivered the keynote on Friday on goal setting and motivation. She also delivered three break-out sessions during the conference on skills emancipating youth will need based on her books:

Buy the book now

Buy it now

Students loved interacting with Shay! After working with Shay, students said:

“I learned that a credit union is better than a bank”
“I will be careful about what credit I apply for”
“I will not get store credit cards”
“I will save as much money as I can before I turn 18”
“Believe in yourself and your dreams”
“No matter how many obstacles you face in life you can overcome anything and be successful financially”
“The difference between credit unions and banks and to start saving money now”

There were so many good people there. Some of the other good folks to know include:
LaTasha C. Watts, Director of the Purple Project
Tanisha Cunningham, Director of the Underground Railroad to Success
Nakia Laushaul, author
Cherish Thomas, CEO Cherish Our Youth
DMC, hip hop legend

Senator Nina Turner with Shay Olivarria and Money Matters: The Get It Done in 1 Minute Workbook.

DMC of hip hop group Run DMC with Shay Olivarria and Money Matters: The Get It Done in 1 Minute Workbook.

Shay Olivarria represents for the I AM ONE campaign.

Advertisements

American Airlines Credit Union Financial Bootcamp

Shay standing next to .... Shay at the American Airlines Credit Union Financial Bootcamp event.

Shay Olivarria gave the keynote at Financial Bootcamp Thursday, June 23, 2011. It was amazing! Participants enjoyed hearing how to “Spend to Get the Future You Really Want“. Of course, the presentation was lively and students engaged in conversation about marketing techniques, but sometimes it’s the unspoken lessons that students really take home:

“That small changes make a big impact.”
“If you really want to achieve a certain goal take time to set dates, limitations, etc.”
“Learning about being logical when you spend your money and not by emotions. Start saving money.”
“Not to be fooled by advertising and to spend money wisely.”
“Your mindset right now could potentially change the lifestyle you have at age 50/61 when you retire.”

If you’d like to bring Shay in to speak at your youth event, call (323) 596-1843 or visit www.BiggerThanYourBlock.com.

Shay Olivarria and Cynthia Coleman at American Airlines Credit Union Financial Bootcamp event in Dallas, Tx.

Shay Olivarria delivering the keynote at American Airlines Credit Union Financial Bootcamp event.

Financial Bootcamp team at American Airlines Credit Union.

NAACP Lake Elsinore Juneteenth Event

Shay with Mary Venerable NAACP Lake Elsinore President

Shay with Mary Venerable NAACP Lake Elsinore President

Saturday, June 18th Shay Olivarria attended a Juneteenth celebration hosted by the Lake Elsinore chapter of the NAACP. There was music, vendors, and of course, the most dynamic financial education speaker working today! Copies of “10 Things College Students Need to Know About Money” and “Money Matters: The Get It Done in 1 Minute Workbook” were available. “All My Mistakes: Money lessons for emancipating foster youth” will be available next week.

Shay with Robert Magee, Lake Elsinore Mayor Pro Tem

Shay with Robert Magee, Lake Elsinore Mayor Pro Tem

Shay with Randon Lane, Mayor of Murrietta

Mavs teach money lessons

As we all know, the Dallas Mavericks beat out the Miami Heat to become the 2011 NBA Champions. Most people had their money on the Heat winning due to the hype about the “Big 3”, the perceived skill of the team members, and the age of the players on the Maverics. The only thing that was not taken into account was who wanted it more.

Never give up

There was a lot of focus on LeBron getting a ring, but no one took the time to consider that if the Dallas Mavericks won it would be the first Championship ring for Jason Kidd and Dirk Nowitzki too. Some thought that the Mavericks had no chance to win because of their finals defeat to the Heat in 2006. No matter how far gone you think you are in regard to your financial solvency, it’s …. read the rest of the article here.

To view more articles from Shay on BlackVoices.com click here.

American Airlines Credit Union

Shay is presenting the keynote at Financial Bootcamp for AACU.

Financial Bootcamp For Teens 2011
Thursday, June 23rd the most dynamic financial education speaker, Shay Olivarria, will be giving the keynote “Spend to Get the Future You Really Want” at Financial Bootcamp presented by the American Airlines Credit Union in Dallas, Tx.

Want Shay to come speak at your event? To view Shay’s one sheet click here. Call (323) 596-1843 for more information about booking Shay.