Pueblo of Isleta to Host Native Youth Empowerment Symposium on April 26th
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NAT$VE in the BANK Initiative for Native Youth: Deadline Extended to May 15th!
Washington, DC – Building on its First Kids 1st initiative and its work advancing Generation Indigenous (Gen-I), the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) joined forces with the Native Financial Education Coalition (NFEC) to launch NAT$VE in the BANK because they understand that Native youth building relationships with financial institutions by opening a bank account is a proven difference-maker in them making smart financial decisions over the course of their lives.
Designed for Native youth ages 12 to 25, NAT$VE in the BANK requires participants to finish four easy steps: complete a short, fun online course on financial education; open an account with a bank or credit union; take a “selfie” picture with a bank/credit union representative; and share through words or art their financial goals in life. Once they do, participating Native youth receive a NAT$VE in the BANK T-shirt and a chance to win an iPad Air. If participants recruit at least three friends to also complete NAT$VE in the BANK’s four easy steps, they are entered for a chance to win an iTunes gift card, an iPad mini, or a trip to NCAI’s 2016 Mid Year Conference in Spokane, WA.
UPDATE: The NAT$VE in the BANK initiative will now run through May 15, 2016. To learn more about NAT$VE in the BANK and how youth, tribes, schools, organizations, and financial institutions can participate, please visit the NFEC website or email Ian Record at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pueblo of Isleta to Hold Native Youth Empowerment Symposium on April 26th in Albuquerque
The Pueblo of Isleta (near Albuquerque, NM) will host the Native Youth Empowerment Symposium on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 (National Financial Literacy Month).
Inspired by Generation Indigenous (GEN-I), the event will take place in one day (8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) and will involve:
1) Discussion panels with experts from the fields of financial education, careers, education, and investments. A panel comprised of Native youth will also be featured.
2) Financial education activities involving budget simulations, games and activities designed to provide experiential learning for Native youth.
Who should attend? Tribal leaders and staff; Native youth; and advocates for education, financial literacy, economic development, entrepreneurship, and careers for Native youth.
Lunch and refreshments will be provided.
The Native Youth Empowerment Symposium is hosted by the Pueblo of Isleta in association with TIWA Lending, The Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians (OST) and FINRA Investor Education Foundation.
The host hotel for this event is the Isleta Resort & Casino with a special rate of $89.00 per night. For reservations, please call 877-475-3827 .
WHEN: Tuesday, April 26, 2016 from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (MDT)
WHERE: Pueblo of Isleta - Convention Center - 11000 Broadway SE, Albuquerque, NM 87105