If you have a teen driver between 15 and 19 that is covered by your AAA auto policy, then that teen could earn a $100 gift card by taking 8 to 10 hours of online auto training.
Your teen will need to complete three training exercises online (no download required). Here’s a brief overview of the exercises:
- Andromedus X: Keep track of moving objects in the center of your vision while staying alert to potential hazards on the periphery
- Hazard Highway: Make rapid decisions as an object approaches at various speeds, while staying alert to common road hazards
- Hey Rube!: Rapidly move your eyes around a scene while challenging your visual memory
To find out more about AAA’s InGear brain training program, click here.
February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. To get the word out about this very serious subject, the domestic violence help center, A Better Way in Victorville, CA, is hosting it’s second annual poster contest!
The Black Voice News says:
The poster contest is open to all high school students. The theme is “Teen Dating Violence”. The Grand Prize is $300, 2nd place is $200 and 3rd place is $100. All entries must be received by January 31, 2013.
All of the contest forms and guidelines are available online. For more information call A Better Way at (760) 955-8010.
A bit about teen dating violence from A Better Way:
NOW FOR SOME STATS…
Dating Violence iscontrolling, abusive, and aggressive behaviourin a “romantic” relationship. It occurs in both heterosexual AND homosexual relationships and can includeVERBAL,EMOTIONAL, PHYSICAL OR SEXUAL ABUSE, OR A COMBINATION OF THESE BEHAVIOURS.
ONE OF FIVE TEENS IN A SERIOUS RELATIONSHIP REPORTS HAVING BEEN HIT, SLAPPED, OR PUSHED BY A PARTNER
YOUNG WOMEN, AGES 16-24, EXPERIENCE THE HIGHEST RATES OF RELATIONSHIP VIOLENCE
ROUGHLY ONE IN 10 (9%) OF TEENS HAS BEEN VERBALLY OR PHYSICALLY ABUSED BY A BOYFRIEND OR GIRLFRIEND WHO WAS DRUNK OR HIGH
FOURTEEN PERCENT OF TEENS REPORT HAVING BEEN THREATENED WITH PHYSICAL HARM–EITHER TO THEM ORSELF-INFLICTED BY THEIR PARTNER TO AVOID A BREAKUP
Financial Education Speaker & Author Shay Olivarria was on the Multicultural Familia Radio Show a while ago. For those that were not able to join us, Shay has taken the time to jot down a few thoughts about the major themes covered in the interview. Here are a few things that were covered:
Why are you so passionate about money management? What prompted you to become a financial educator to kids and young adults?
I’m passionate because of all the mistakes I made in my youth! I even named them my most recent book, All My Mistakes. I look back and think, “Why didn’t anyone tell me to invest a percentage of my income?” or “Why didn’t anyone tell me about the beauty of compound interest?”. I started Bigger Than Your Block back in 2007 because I had been working with youth and I noticed that the things I didn’t know back then, they didn’t know right now. I wanted to help them learn from the mistakes that I made.
What are some financial mistakes that you’ve made and how did you overcome them?
There are so many, where should I begin? I’d have to say that the worst mistake I made was not taking advantage of compound interest. I talk a lot about the mistakes and how to avoid them in 10 Things College Students Need to Know About Money. If I had invested only $50 per month from the time I started working at sixteen until I completed undergrad when I was about twenty six (ten years) I would have amassed $6,000. Let’s pretend that I had invested that money every month into an investment account that returned 8% per year (the average is 10% over most ten year periods, so I’m being conservative), I would have $9,000 at the end of those ten years. That’s $3,000 that was given to me because of compound interest. Let’s take it a step further and say that I never put another dollar into that account and I just let it grow. That $9,000 would turn into $217,000 by retirement! Imagine if I had kept it up!