Economic Summit and Student Leadership Conference – Las Vegas

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The Economic Summit and Student Leadership Conference was held in Las Vegas at the College of Southern Nevada – Cheyenne Campus on Saturday, December 13th. Shay Olivarria, financial education speaker and author, spoke to three sessions of students and parents while representing the Center for Financial Empowerment in Irwindale, CA.

Topics covered included credit scoring, credit monitoring, credit cards, ROI and the differences between traditional banks and credit unions. Each presentation was about 50 minutes long and included PowerPoint, videos and large group discussion. The teens (both high school and college students) and parents were very vocal and were genuinely interested in in sharing what they knew and learning more about the topics.

The event was well attended and very well run. Perhaps Shay will be back in 2015.

4th Annual STOP THE PAIN Teen Summit, Nov. 15th

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Guess where financial educations speaker and author Shay Olivarria will be Saturday, November 15th? Speaking at the 4th Annual STOP THE PAIN Summit at CSU Dominguez Hills! I’ll be there representing South LA Saves. Register now and I’ll see you on Saturday!

 

The Positive Results Corporation Invites You To

STOP THE PAIN,

Teen Summit on Dating Violence, Sex Trafficking & Bully Prevention

Saturday, Nov. 15, 8:30am to 4:00 pm

California State University @ Dominguez Hills,

Loker Student Union

1000 East Victoria Street

Carson, CA 90747

 

Ages 10 – 25, Parents & Guardians Invited

Free Community Event

Receive 10 Community Service Hrs.

Continental Breakfast, Lunch & Gift Bag

Register @ https://stopthepain4thannual.eventbrite.com

 

Workshops include: (But not limited to)

Dating Violence Awareness                Healthy Relationships

Bully Prevention           Sex Trafficking Awareness
College Readiness                           Financial Literacy
Self Defense Training for Females
HIV / AIDS Awareness                        Raising Healthy Babies
Sex In The Media          Man Up, What It Means To Be A Man

Recognizing The Signs – The Tragedy of Youth Suicide

 

Workshops & Exhibitor Tables in English and Spanish

Workshops for Men, Women, Youth and (TAY)

Transitional Aged Youth workshop series…What Now!

 

Contact

Kandee Lewis (kandeele@aol.com) or info@prc123.com

To Sponsor Summit, Become an Exhibitor, or Provide Donations for Gift Bag or Information

All Donations ARE Tax Deductible!

Carmelo Anthony Founds M7 Tech Partners

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Carmelo Anthony has decided to co-found a company, M7 Tech Partners, that will invest in technology start-ups. The NY Times says:

The idea that turned Carmelo Anthony into a venture capitalist came to him during practice with the Knicks last season.

The basketball star became interested in the sophisticated sensors that players had recently started wearing to track their performance …

The average basketball player has a career of five seasons. After playing many athletes have little money and no skill set other than playing basketball. I’m glad to see that Carmelo Anthony is building a financial foundation to make sure that he and his family will be financially secure after retirement from basketball.

Bloomberg reports that Anthony said:

“We are actively looking for ventures with strong leaders creating breakthrough products that resonate with consumers,” he said. “I particularly have my eye on companies that are involved with wearable technology and connected devices – these will be huge areas for the future.”

Investing in tech start-ups is a tough field, so I’ll be keeping a close eye on M7 Tech Partners. I wonder if M7 will actively pursue Black and/or Latino tech start-ups?

 

Start Small Think Big Conference

Shay at the Start Small Think Big Conference in Los Angeles.

Shay at the Start Small Think Big Conference in Los Angeles.

Guess what I did yesterday? I presented at the Start Small Think Big Conference in Los Angeles! I was fortunate to work with South LA Saves and a host of other wonderful non-profits, businesses and organizations to provide financial education to the south Los Angeles community.

Speakers included:

Dawnneisha Smith from the Los Angeles County Department of Consumer Affairs

Shay Olivarria of Bigger Than Your Block

Deborah Perez of New York Life

Martha Maldonado of  California Credit Union

Deborah Der of Edward Jones

Wilson Lee, a certified financial planner

The event was hosted by Zaneta Smith.

Besides speakers there were informational tables and the winners from the poster contest were announced!

Students were instructed to draw a photo about being a super saver.

Students were instructed to draw a photo about being a super saver.

Each winner received a recognition award, a monetary prize and a piggy bank (provided by Bigger Than Your Block) with separate compartments for saving, investing, spending and charity.

The winners of the poster contest at the Start Small Think Big Conference from South LA Saves.

The winners of the poster contest at the Start Small Think Big Conference from South LA Saves.

 

Disclosure: Bigger Than Your Block is a South LA Saves partner.

 

Shay Olivarria is the most dynamic financial education speaker working today. She speaks at high schools, colleges, and companies across the country. She has written three books on personal finance, including Amazon Best Seller “Money Matters: The Get It Done in 1 Minute Workbook”. Shay has been quoted on Bankrate.com, FoxBusiness.com, NBC Latino and The Credit Union Times, among others. To schedule Shay to speak at your event visit www.BiggerThanYourBlock.com

Adelante Mujer Latina Conference

Shay Olviarria speaks at 2013 Adelante Mujer Latina Conference in Pasadena, CA.

Shay Olviarria speaks at 2013 Adelante Mujer Latina Conference in Pasadena, CA.

The most dynamic financial education speaker and author, Shay Olivarria, facilitated “Spend to Get What You Want” at the 2013 Adelante Mujer Latina Conference at Pasadena City College.

It was an amazing financial education workshop and the students got a lot out of it.

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From the evaluations:

Liked:

!“the speaker is very dynamic”,“her humor and ways she presents her information”, “everything”, “the videos”, “it was entertaining”, “her personality”, “it was easy to learn”, “how it wasn’t boring at all”, “how she made me realizes stuff”, “she was funny”, “her enthusiasm”, “her energy”, “everything”

Improve:

‘perfect”, “nothing”!“best one of the day”, “nothing, it was good”, “nothing”, “it was awesome”, I wouldn’t change anything”, “it was wonderful”, “it was awesome”

At the end of the workshop, one student won a gift basket with a copy of “10 Things College Students Need to Know About Money” in it.

The winner of the gift basket at Adelante Mujer Latina 2013.

The winner of the gift basket at Adelante Mujer Latina 2013.

Shay Olivarria is the most dynamic financial education speaker working today. She speaks at high schools, colleges, and companies across the country. She has written three books on personal finance, including Amazon Best Seller “Money Matters: The Get It Done in 1 Minute Workbook”. Shay has been quoted on Bankrate.com, FoxBusiness.com, NBC Latino and The Credit Union Times, among others. To schedule Shay to speak at your event visit www.BiggerThanYourBlock.com

Seniors Get Financial Education at Western HS in Las Vegas

Financial education speaker and author Shay Olivarria with WHS teacher and SCE representative after a day of workshops at Western High School in Las Vegas, NV for SCE Credit Union.

Financial education speaker and author Shay Olivarria with WHS teacher and SCE representative after a day of workshops at Western High School in Las Vegas, NV for SCE Credit Union.

How  awesome is it to be able to do something that you love and get paid for it? Friday, May 10th Financial Education Speaker & Author Shay Olivarria was in Las Vegas speaking to more than 200 Seniors at Western High School about personal finance for SCE Credit Union Foundation.

High school students in Nevada are required to receive financial education and most take part in an online course, however there is no substitute for the interaction and feedbackloop of working with a live person.

Financial Education Speaker & Author Shay Olivarria talking about compound interest to Seniors at Western High School in Las Vegas, NV for SCE Credit Union.

Financial Education Speaker & Author Shay Olivarria talking about compound interest to Seniors at Western High School in Las Vegas, NV for SCE Credit Union.

During each hour long workshop students learned about the difference between credit unions and banks, the need to pay yourself first, what compound interest is and how it works, the parts of a credit score and credit cards, specifically the CARD Act and why paying the minimum payment on your credit card debt is problematic.

 

If you’d like to hire Shay to speak with your group, call (323) 596-1843.

10 Things College Students Need to Know About Money

Shay Olivarria is the most dynamic financial education speaker working today. She speaks at high schools, colleges, and companies across the country. She has written three books on personal finance, including Amazon Best Seller “Money Matters: The Get It Done in 1 Minute Workbook”. Shay has been quoted on Bankrate.com, FoxBusiness.com, NBC Latino and The Credit Union Times, among others. To schedule Shay to speak at your event visit www.BiggerThanYourBlock.com