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.