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  • How to maintain a checking account?
  • How do credit cards work?
  • What will come out of their paychecks?
  • How to stay organized so bills get paid?

Workshop Pricing

Funding may be available through grants received through Fiscal Sponsorship.

Teenagers & Young Adults
Number of attendees Price per attendee per class
4 - 9 $35
10 - 19 $30
20 - 29 $25
Over 30 $20

Workshops can include classes in succession or over several days.

What's been going on...

Real Times, Real Talk

The Young Black Women's Society, Inc. hosted a Financial Empowerment Seminar at Emmanuel College designed to show women how to take control of their financial future. On Saturday, March 21st, this half-day conference included speakers, Monica Cost of Evidently Assured, Belinda Fuchs of Own Your Money and Jameel Webb-Davis speaking on the Myths About Money.

Women's Economic Forum

The Boston Women's Fund sponsored an event on Saturday, March 14th called "Sharing Our Time, Talent, Treasure and Tradition in a Tight Economy". This half-day conference took place at Simmons College and covered topics like "Criteria For Giving" and "Social Change Philanthropy". Jameel Webb-Davis was asked to speak on the topic of "Financial Literacy and Charitable Giving".

Belmont Day School

Lee Burns, a parent of students attending Belmont Day School organized an event for parents where they can learn skills to teach their kids about money. With over 25 parents in attendance, the event was enjoyable and informative. Jameel sold copies of her book as well as booked appointments for on-going clients. Thanks Lee for all the support!

Tufts University

The Women's Center, Africana Center and 85 Broads sponsored an event at Tufts University called, "What Every College Student Should Know About Their Finances." Jameel Webb-Davis spoke to college students about all aspects of their money from managing a checking account to understanding credit cards. The students were definitely engaged asking more and more about investments and the economy.

What's coming up...

METCO Youth Conference

The METCO Directors' Association will host the 12th Annual Youth Leadership Conference on April 9th at Bentley University. The theme of the conference is "Ain't No Stopping Us Now: The Dream Emerging". The purpose of the Youth Conference is to provide an educational event that augments youth leadership and enhance the continual development of students toward responsible and informed citizenship. With classes on Banking & Investing, Peer Pressure, and many others, as well as speakers, poetry, and dance, this is sure to be a wonderful day.

North Central MA Youth Leadership Summit

The 10th Annual Youth Summit is scheduled to take place in Fitchburg, MA on April 24th. The theme of this year's event is "Back to the Future" where they will honor youth that have served our community as peer leaders, past, present, and future. Summit attendees will have the opportunity to volunteer, participate in workshops, hear special guest speakers, have fun, and celebrate the successes of fellow youth leaders. Click here for more information.

Come with your bright ideas!

Start Money Smart Meets

A meeting will take place on Wednesday, April 22nd in Medford, MA at 11AM. Come with your ideas on how to help Start Money Smart reach its goals.

Our mission is to help our culture understand that the accumulation of wealth does not provide money management skills. Start Money Smart needs to utilize it's supporters to help spread the word of our mission and help us reach this goal.

This meeting is open to the public and all are welcome. To get directions please RSVP by contacting Jameel at 617-461-5025 or at jameel@StartMoneySmart.com.

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