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Los Angeles, CA, United States, 2007/06/12 - TPC Foundation's popular Smart Start Youth Financial Literacy Program for teens to be held June 23, 2007 at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles from 9am to 2pm.
Along with a dynamic line up of originally planned financial literacy programming; this year’s event will have Councilman Bernard Parks as the Honorary Chairman and be co-chaired by TPC Foundation, Inc. former interns Tamika (Hinton) Lang, who is now Community Investor of Boeing in El Segundo, CA; and Ramona Wright, who is now Alumni Relations Assistant Director and Liaison to the African American Alumni Association at Loyola Marymount University.
The program will feature the fundamentals of financial literacy training with Sidney Cooper, a ‘Cash Flow’ Competition using the prevalent financial game developed by “Rich Dad Poor Dad” author Robert Kiyosaki and later an announcement of the ‘Cash Flow’ Competition winners; Power Lunch with Lavetta Willis who is Owner, President and CEO of LL International Shoe Company, the makers of Dada Footwear; Darryl Hallie of Wells Fargo Hands on Banking; Co-Chair Ramona Wright of Loyola Marymount University and Honorary Chairman Bernard Parks to give a special presentation for two outstanding Smart Start attendees.
TPC Foundation, Inc. (TPC) developed the Smart Start Program to change the way high school students view personal finance, understand banking, and manage and maximize their income. Smart Start provides training in financial and tech literacy to economically disadvantaged African American teenagers in Los Angeles, Orange and San Bernardino counties. Students learn how to make responsible financial decisions and the importance of investing in their community. They also learn how to use technology and the Internet responsibly.
A maximum of 50 students will be recruited including students from Young Black Scholars (YBS) and Verbum Dei High School for this year's program. Students must be juniors or seniors in high school and meet specified application requirements.
2007 Smart Start Youth Financial Literacy Program Sponsors:
TPC Foundation Inc., Loyola Marymount University’s African American Alumni Association, Young Black Scholars, Crenshaw High School, Microsoft Foundation, Wells Fargo Hands on Banking, New Wave Educational Center, Tom and Ethel Bradley Foundation.
About TPC Foundation, Inc.
The mission of TPC Foundation, Inc. (tpcfoundation.org) is to support the growth and development of African American business and to prepare youth for an entrepreneurial world. This mission is accomplished through mentoring and internships, small business training, conferences and seminars, and market research.
TPC has successfully implemented several programs that directly benefit youth including the TPC Internship Program, which provides educational assistance and training to minority college students particularly from under-served communities and the Smart Start Youth Financial Literacy Program for high school students. The organization also provides training in business methods and techniques to business owners and the general public. TPC, a 501(c)(3) organization, also conducts primary and secondary market research in areas related to minority business and community development.