FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 10, 2011
UPCOMING NON-PROFIT EVENT PROMOTES 2nd ANNUAL YOUTH FINANCIAL LITERACY EDUCATION SUMMIT DURING THE AFTERNOON.
North Charleston, South Carolina – The Homeownership Resource Center, a division of Family Services, Inc.’s financial literacy education programs are designed to improve the financial literacy and budgeting skills of individuals and families to help them learn how to more effectively manage their money, improve their credit and make smart spending decisions. Financial Literacy Education is particularly critical for teens and young adults. Teens that learn to budget and save their money are able make smart spending decisions and build healthy financial behaviors that will positively impact their future “We have noticed an increase in requests for financial literacy education from parents and students alike” states Carolyn Lecque, Family Services, Inc.’s Facilitator and Trainer, “it is so important that young adults learn about the value of money and how to manage their money so that they will become responsible consumers who are not at risk from financial pitfalls such as predatory lending or abusing credit cards.”
To educate and create awareness of the benefits and importance of managing money and credit to youth in the Charleston area, The Homeownership Resource Center in collaboration with Junior Achievement will host their 2nd Annual free “Youth Financial Literacy Education” Summit on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at Charleston Southern University in North Charleston from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. The Financial Literacy Summit will conclude with two popular Christian bands (TBD) beginning at 6:00pm. The concert is free for anyone to attend.
YOUTH FINANCIAL LITERACY EDUCTION SUMMIT DETAILS:
WHAT: Day of financial workshops for youths 13-22.
Evening of live Christian music for youths and adults (TBD)
WHEN: Saturday, March 10, 2012
Financial Literacy Education Classes 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Christian Rock Concert will begin at 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Charleston Southern University, 9200 University Boulevard, North Charleston, SC 29406
WHY: Help our youth reach the peak of financial literacy and success
HOW MUCH: FREE
For additional information, to register for summit contact:
Lauren Jonas, AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteer
The Homeownership Resource Center, a division of Family Services, Inc.