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Children’s Business Fair – Register Today!!!

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Observe the opportunity for children to launch their very own startup business!

Kids develop a brand, create a product or service, build a marketing strategy, and then open for customers at our one-day marketplace.

Originally started in Austin, Texas, the Acton Children’s Business Fair (ACBF) has grown to cities including Chicago, Phoenix, Grand Rapids, Dallas, and Los Angeles.

Metro RVA Teens LLC is proud to partner with ACBF, My Brother’s Keeper of Greater Richmond & NDUGU Business & Leadership Academy to host the 1st Annual Richmond Children’s Business Fair on Saturday, March 10, 2018 from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm.

For more information on registration and sponsorship opportunities, please visit: www.childrensbusinessfair.org/richmond-westend






















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BMER Event: Success for Teens @ Richmond Public Library, July 12 & 19

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July 9, 2017 · 8:43 pm

Financial Football: Using Sports To Teach Financial Literacy

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Last week, I was working with a group of students to prepare for a financial literacy exam.  The young men were provided flash cards to study key terms that would be covered on the test.  Boys being boys, they were more interested in debating over which NFL team will win the Super Bowl next year.  After several attempts to redirect their focus back to their flash cards, I tried a different approach.

A few months ago, I discovered an online game called Financial Football.  The game uses football as a backdrop to help students learn about financial literacy.  Players pick their favorite NFL teams, and play head-to-head.  Participants gain and lose yard, based on how well they answer multiple choice, financial literacy questions.

I invited the young men to play, and they were hooked.  The competition allowed them to talk trash to each other, and study economics and personal finance at the same time.  I encourage you to use this resource as a tool to help your teens learn important financial concepts.

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Eric Thomas & Gary Vee

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