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And up I this story actually is near and dear to me because I had the pleasure of meeting all -- -- people at the Republican National Convention.
Who are all out there trying to promote financial literacy I believe it or not in the former English teacher.
Accounting high school teacher and I'm very.
You taught English I did that it -- -- I can't really speak it but yes I think we'll have a -- What happened I did I did it was it was.
It was great years great year but that being said.
Got me be able from the boys club.
With the Boys and Girls Club of America as well as -- a Charles Schwab they are all very involved in financial literacy.
And here -- us right now is Tamara Johnson Boys and Girls Club.
Money matters ambassador and Elena Robby is director of community investor services for Charles Schwab -- let's start with you first time and about the program.
How it works.
Of course how you have your.
Came to your ambassador here yet but the money matters make it -- program is a collaboration between the -- -- foundation and boys and girls clubs of America.
And it was created -- Ramallah to financial literacy among teens.
And -- we the the deal on topics such as managing -- you.
And preparing for college.
But when when you say deal on topics like managing money managing savings that the actually going into a classroom setting that I am trying to think of the program when we were camping right now -- changing period junior thank you.
I didn't hit a school -- -- moment.
Did you sit down take this -- credit card works and then run them through.
How credit cards work in the whole concept of interest or how savings account works that kind of stuff yes we -- what we do it.
Is we provide them ABC's of my new management of personal finance.
And we have aren't unique.
Element of this program is -- employees to go and the clubs in helped facilitate the program.
He goes on since 2004 Schwab has presented over.
Dollars and college scholarships and grants.
To a bunch of these kids -- now tell me do you did you go to the boys boys and of course after school every day -- -- sports there had to get -- to the Boys and Girls Club.
Well Ivan and verifying nine yen as humble as that as a kid going to the club and that's a -- campaign.
So you work at -- ideally I would say now what what did you learn that you didn't know when you first went through this kind of program.
While really I and -- and -- just how old.
And client money really is.
Because before I kind of -- -- -- -- Spain making attacks and going out buying clothes and now I'm getting aid for college film.
Money Madison taught me how to save them money from my college tuition and things like that.
Since classes it's literally -- you come into the Boys and Girls Club once a week you sit down and you start talking about topics and stuff and think going a little after school class hidden.
So what made.
Personal about that you decided to make her -- -- ambassador.
Well but there were a lot of applicants.
For the scholarship -- -- And among the many applicants.
Both the Charles Schwab.
Employees as well as boys and girls clubs come together and do a selection process.
And you know Tamara -- really just stand.
Among all of those applicants because she really took this prevent heart.
Applied to what she learned.
And well it is a mixed as she makes she makes -- -- -- representation of her tomorrow.
And curiously the under 25 crowd -- let's face it that way.
What are the big mistakes I'm making you know I once -- someone answer that question by saying well they think if you buy something on sale.
But -- a credit card coupon on -- when in fact you've actually paid more if you're gonna carried interest payments but mistakes there.
Younger people make.
Why don't we just don't really -- pound -- is and blueprint for -- especially now while getting that -- go to college and I don't think it until you realize says just how expended is.
So things I think the most compliant is -- for Collins and I have three little kids I guess -- And make you sick on a daily basically -- -- -- -- your duties now -- ambassador.
While I was just to promote financial it is teach -- teens and employees and health plans which are my kids.
And I'm just says -- -- them an email -- pound pointed it really ends.
And if you could real quick -- as you know for parents were watching her -- -- right apparently when your apparent what would you say what -- -- -- what would you say that you your kids in the future.
-- -- -- -- The PGA there's a lot I think about that and the most important thing is just to save and invest in the -- And I would tell them to become part of the boys and girls -- -- I I my son played ball for the Boys and Girls Club and they have all the saddest things for the kids and I just think it's a great organization -- fact that swap is involved is just home now we've been able to reach.
Over 200000 -- since 2003.
And more than 15100 clubs.
And it's bit and the program really works.
Are a valuation results have shown that what they learned and their program.
I'm -- really changing they have their behavior -- behaviors and applying those four what they learn.
Some of the people actually -- saying it's a great idea that -- that students and younger people need money management classes and should be getting.
And sounds as if that's.
Should be getting in his young and they actually part of the panel at their Republican National Convention with Sesame Street -- teaching him as young as.
Just little ending in my kids -- we're peanuts and my son would say when you need money just -- -- that machine get it right.
Just right out there it just automatically peered at Hollywood you know how to program -- His craziness.
Good luck to you -- months.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- And -- my link to see about a sky -- and it's not outlook going for the Olympics in Mexico terrific all the best to you and me that film Cameron Johnson blazing -- club money -- ambassador and -- around the director of Muni investors have is the -- well thank you both for being here.
Annually in the closing bell and doesn't own Kool Honda and -- -- yeah all have a great time they don't feel them.
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