Though it was a frigid Saturday morning, a group of high school and middle school students got out of bed early Feb. 9 to learn how to better manage and grow their money. With the area still digging out from a major snowstorm the night before, they received insight, advice and guidance about “needs, wants and desires,” excessive spending, savings and entrepreneurship. 100 Black Men of Syracuse sponsored the financial literacy workshop, which was led by author and financial educator Me’Shae Brooks-Rolling.
|| Me'Shae Brooks-Rolling offers some advice to a couple of
100 Black Men mentees following her presentation. Click here
for other photos from the Feb. 9 financial literacy workshop.
“Teaching our youth to understand and manage their finances provides them with a valuable tool for obtaining future success and sustainability,” said 100 Black Men of Syracuse President Vincent B. Love.
Most of the youth participating in the workshop that day are enrolled in the 100’s manhood training program and the organization’s mentoring groups at Fowler High School and Westside Academy. Other attendees were from Jamesville-DeWitt High School, and several are members of the Junior Frontiers of the Mohawk Valley.
“Our students were prepared and hungry for this kind of information,” said Glenn Williams, Mentoring Committee Chairman for the 100 and program leader for the organization’s manhood training program. “You could see it through their high level of attention and engagement with Mrs. Brooks-Rolling throughout the two-hour workshop.”
The multi-media training room at the South Side Innovation Center, where the 100 Black Men of Syracuse office is located, was the venue for the first in what the organization hopes will be a series of financial literacy workshops to benefit the community it serves.
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