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The LeBron James Family Foundation and Akron Public Schools open the new ‘I Promise School’ in his hometown of Akron, Ohio

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Special Ed Speaks On The Importance of Financial Literacy

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Roderick “Chip-Fu” Roachford (of The Fu-Schnickens) on The Impact of The MAATH Initiative

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2019 Richmond Children’s Business Fair: Saturday, March 9, 2019 @ The Children’s Museum (Downtown)

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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 2nd Annual Richmond Children’s Business Fair on Saturday, March 9, 2019! 

There will be a $20 entry fee per business. Age categories include: 6-7, 8-10, 11-12, 13-14, and 15-17. 

The Richmond Children’s Business Fair Team wants to make sure that the kidpreneurs have a positive experience without added pressure; therefore, participants will not be judged for this event. 
Registration begins on August 1, 2018. Visit the official Richmond Children’s Business Fair event website: www.childrensbusinessfair.org/richmond-westend
For sponsorship opportunities, send a message to metrorvateens@gmail.com
 

 

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Black Enterprise: T.I. Speaks on Business & Politics

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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.

Please see the link below:

https://www.practicalmoneyskills.com/assets/games/ff/play/

 

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