I am a firm believer in our youth and teaching them the importance of financial education. For over a decade, I've mentored youth and have spoken at schools all over the country on the importance of money management, encouraging kids to learn early about money and finances. A former Division 1 athlete with no money and no food during my playing days, I saved my last $20 to avoid being flat broke
and when I was able, I eventually invested that same $20. After teaching my college students and the youth I mentor about investing and the stock market, I was inspired to embark on an even greater initiative of turning 10,000 youth into public company shareholders. I want to teach youth the importance of ownership. I want to give youth from single female headed households, underprivileged and under-represented communities the chance to participate in the stock market. I want to help them rise above low-living, a poverty mindset, break the generational financial curse and economic bondage. I want to help youth get started early so as their natural life progresses, they have accumulated wealth, assets, they own something and can now help build prosperous futures for themselves and their family.