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:

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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.

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