The Kerwin Phillips Foundation to Host Financial Literacy Summit at New York High School

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Excitement continues to build for financial empowerment summit for youth and their families

The Kerwin Phillips Foundation announced today that a dynamic financial seminar would be presented to youth, and the adults in their lives. The financial literacy summit is intended for any individual who aspires and yearns for innovative, exciting, financial information and resources for transforming their life and career. The seminar will include powerful, "how-to" illustrations for attaining unprecedented growth in building and managing credit, and creating financial wealth.

The training -- themed, "Money: Empowering Youth Toward Financial Freedom," will be held at Bread and Roses High School in New York City. The event is free and is open to the public from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. It will take place on Saturday, September 24, 2005. The audience can expect to be informed and inspired after listening to exciting presentations such as, tips on establishing savings and investment accounts, and to how to start and successfully operate a business.

Also featured will be successful entrepreneurs of all ages including, 10-year old, A'Miracle Goudy who owns and oversees the operations of three, successful businesses. "This seminar is powerfully different," commented CEO of The Kerwin Phillips Foundation, Que English. "This is a financial empowerment seminar designed for both youth and their parents."

According to The Kerwin Phillips Foundation, in 2004, American teenagers poured over 170 billion dollars into the American economy. Two of the seminar's objectives are to educate and inform this segment of the population about financial management and skills; as well as to introduce permanent, life-transforming, fiscal habits.

"I was asked why I was so passionate about this," English explained. And, my answer is because I did it all wrong and now it pains me to watch young people take the same path of overspending and insurmountable debt. We have a generation of children growing up not knowing how to balance a checkbook, abusing credit cards, and raping their future. And, they’re that way because their parents were that way and their parents’ parents were that way. It’s a vicious cycle and we’ve got to stop it. I’m encouraging parents, children, pastors, youth groups, and outreach centers to join with us and other organizations doing the same thing we are that we may raise a generation of financially responsible children ."

"Teaching our children the value of money should be a core principle in our lives to help establish a mindset of wealth for this generation," stated financial expert, Anna McCoy, CEO of Jabez Events. "The rest of us must take financial responsibility for our future. And, the younger we are exposed to financial principles, the brighter our financial success can be," she added.

Radio Personality, Toya Beasley (98.7 KISS FM) is scheduled to emcee the summit.

"Money: Empowering Youth Toward Financial Freedom" will provide the attendees with the opportunity to learn first-hand, electrifying systems, technologies, and information from the financial world.

Partial List of Featured Speakers:

  • Ken Brown Entrepreneur and Author, "From Welfare to Fairing Well"
  • Ana McCoy Financial Educator, Motivational Speaker, Author, "Building Generational Wealth," and "Seize Your Financial Destiny"
  • A'Miracle Goudy, 10-year old operating three successful businesses
  • Dr. Stan Harris, Entrepreneur, Motivational Speaker and one of less than 100, 10th Degree, "Black Belts" in the world.
  • George Searight, II, 22-year old entrepreneur and Chief Operating Officer of a thriving investment company
  • Sarah English, 18-year old Award Winning Entrepreneur, author of three books (wrote first book at age 9), owner of her own book publishing organization
  • Johnny Wimbrey, Entrepreneur, Author of "From the Hood to Doing Good"

About The Kerwin Phillips Foundation

The Kerwin Phillips Foundation is dedicated to providing opportunities which foster financial empowerment to members of low-income communities. The organization continues to work in collaboration with The National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE), with the goal of igniting the entrepreneurial spirit.

This news release contains forward-looking statements and projections concerning the organizer's plans, strategies, expectations, predictions, operations and future events or conditions. They are "forward-looking statements" as defined by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as "expect," "believe," "anticipate," "may," "will," "plan," "intend," "estimate," "could," and other similar expressions, are intended to identify these forward-looking statements.

Press Contact:

Michelle Hargrove

The Kerwin Phillips Foundation

Phone: 732.423.5142

Money: Empowering Youth Toward Financial Freedom Summit

Bread and Roses High School

Saturday, September 24, 2005

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

6 Edgecombe Avenue (at 135th Street)

New York, NY

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