Success! First Personal Finance Workshop for Youths was Held!


#21

Yeah, this has been a goal of mine for awhile also, and then I got my final push through the RCF!


#22

I have to admit, I was a little surprised that they ended up enjoying it so much… and they were so engaged!


#23

That’s how I was also after the session, especially from getting such positive feedback! :slight_smile:


#24

Awesome!
I did an 8 week course (12 hours total) for a couple of kids last year, and I’d certainly agree the audience can be tough!
How long was the workshop? What do you wish you had covered or covered better?


#25

Love this! I want in. It would be great to get these workshops kicked off locally.


#26

Just FYI, I moved this thread under the Rockstar Community Fund category, since that’s where the project came from (and will live going forward if we can keep it up!)


#27

Great, thanks!


#28

Great! :slight_smile: :slight_smile:


#29

Wow, 8 weeks and 12 hours… that’s awesome!!! @SawyerPF, would you be willing to email me your curriculum/syllabus? [email protected]

My workshop was 90 minutes. I’m considering offering follow up sessions for more specific topics that I can touch on for the kids that want to focus on a particular area. For now, I can see having spin off classes for real estate investing & entrepreneurship. Kind of like a fellowship, cohort style, where they can engage in projects, start side hustles, write business plans and learn about corporate social responsibility.


#30

Love this!! So awesome.


#31

Thanks! One of the biggest thing I wanted to stress also was staying out of bad debt! :slight_smile:


#32

Sure, I can send it to you; it’s basically just an outline though.

I think if I do it again, I’d do a single longer session; with multiple sessions I was always afraid someone would miss one.

Where did you do yours? Venue is an issue for me.


#33

Got your outline! Good stuff. A lot of new good ideas for me. Yeah, I think one session is good for what I was trying to achieve. The next one will probably be 2 hours because there are some activities I forgot to do. I’m not sure if I can convince them to come for 3-4 hours… maybe though.

However, like I said, I’m interested in then holding ‘spin-off’ classes that will be deeper dive into specific topics.

Venue was last minute, so I reserved a room at a library. The location was the only negative feedback I got. I have some contacts for business owners and non-profits who might be able to loan me some space.


#34

LOVE this. Kudos!


#35

Thanks, @whdwight ! I just went to your website and looks like you have an interesting product to help teach kids about money.


#36

Thanks for checking out the site. Yes, I’ve been dedicated full time to the mission for the last 10 years :slight_smile:


#37

This is such an inspiration! Awesome job! I am also enjoying reading all the comments and team work on spreading the Mo Money love. Kids are a tough audience for sure… so extra kudos for reaching them. :wink:


#38

I love that phrase… “spreading the Mo Money love”!

And, yes, big things can happen when you have great team collaboration!


#39

What a great idea! Amazing work!


#40

Just wanted to give an update on how the kids used the money to practice generosity, kindness and sharing!

  • the 15 y/o boy bought a person a meal

  • the 18 y/o girl paid for a friend’s school dance ticket

  • the 17 y/o old boy gave half of the $20 to his brother