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.
The Center for Financial Empowerment teamed up with local organizations in Boyle Heights to host Mad City Money reality fair Saturday, June 21st. As it happens, it was the weekend before the new SCE Credit Union branch re-opened in Boyle Heights! Whoo hoo!
Students listen to financial education speaker Shay Olivarria as they prepare to take part in the Mad City Money reality fair in Boyle Heights.
Students getting materials for Mad City Money reality fair in Boyle Heights.
Volunteers from SCE Credit Union.
The Center for Financial Empowerment (formerly The Foundation at SCE Credit Union) partnered with Lynwood High School to put on Mad City Money reality fair for senior students. It. Was. Amazing.
Lynwood Mayor Aide Castro photo bombs financial education speaker Shay Olivarria during Mad City Money reality fair hosted by The Center for Financial Empowerment.
The students were super engaged, the volunteers were wonderful and Shay was amazing … as usual.
Shay Olivarria and Mayor Castro at Mad City Money.
Shay Olivarria with Lynwood City Council Member Gary Hardie Jr. who was on hand during Mad City Money.
Had a great time working with SCE Credit Union and the Financial Empowerment Center at today’s Mad City Money event!
Shout out to the BPHS students that volunteered as well!
Rep. Grace Napolitano (in green http://napolitano.house.gov/ ) attended the Mad City Money reality fair today at Duarte HS. Principle Robin Nelson (in I heart DHS shirt) presided over today’s event.
Center fro Financial Empowerment Manager Abby Ulm helping students during Mad City Money reality fair at Duarte HS.
The crew from SCE Credit Union getting ready for action at the Mad City Money reality fair.