Last weekend, I held my first workshop to teach personal finance to high school kids. This was sponsored as a test project by the Rockstar Community Fund.
The program is called “The School of Rock Your Money: Mo Money, No Problems!” When I met with the kids, I explained that what Biggie meant when he said “Mo Money, Mo Problems”, was probably more about being thrown into stardom. But for the average person, more money means less problems and more freedom. The group got it right away and they LOVED the reference to Biggie….. That was J. Money's idea... so thanks for that recommendation, Jay! You caught their attention!
We discussed topics such as residual income, entrepreneurship, real estate investing, calculating net worth, giving back, setting goals, making money while making meaning, etc...
Each kid was given $20 to attend, but they have to then give $10 to a good cause and report back.
At the end, I gave them each an extra dollar for money art 'inspiration' and I had them write thank you letters to @Nate and @J.Money while providing testimonials. I've attached pictures.
At the end, they said that they would recommend it to their friends and here is some of the feedback that they gave me:
•Activities were fun
•Thinking outside the box concepts
•Our generation needs more of this
•It was a lot of fun
•Time went by fast
•Learned new facts that we didn’t know: assets, liabilities, net worth