To celebrate Financial Education Month Bigger Than Your Block will offer a free Facebook chat with high school seniors. Shay Olivarria the author of “10 Things College Students Need to Know About Money (2nd edition)” will be on hand. The one hour chat will allow students to ask any questions they have about personal finance including:
- Choosing a credit union.
- Opening a checking account.
- Opening an investment or retirement account.
- Accepting financial aid monies.
- Locating scholarships.
- Creating a spending plan for college.
- Anything else you can come up with!
Wednesday, April 5th 6pm PST
#BTYBChat for High School Seniors
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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.
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.
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
Deadline: April 10th SENIORS & May 1st for Juniors
ACE will offer junior and senior students from participating schools the opportunity to earn a one-time scholarship based on the initiatives they undertake in the fight against global warming.
Any high school junior who participates in one of ACE’s classroom or assembly presentations, lives in the state of California, or schedules an ACE assembly presentation at his/her school is eligible for a $2,500 scholarship to be applied toward college expenses. These scholarships will be awarded to juniors who commit to a climate project that will increase climate awareness in their communities and lower greenhouse gas emissions. In addition, ACE will offer grants to help fund student-led climate projects.
Applications are due May 1, 2009.
Any high school senior who participates in one of ACE’s classroom or assembly presentations, lives in the state of California, or schedules an ACE assembly presentation at his/her school is eligible for a $2,500 scholarship to be applied toward college expenses. These scholarships will be awarded to seniors who demonstrate, in either essay or video format, the commitment they have made or will make to help in the fight against global warming.