BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — Parents and High School students came out to Southern University’s Business School Sunday to get a chance to learn how to get more financially savvy.
It was all part of the 100 Black Men of Metro Baton Rouge 2014 Financial Literacy Seminar Series, and in conjunction with the 100 Black Men of Metro Baton Rouge's annual "Dollars and Sense" Youth Financial Literacy Program.
The free programs taught participants the basics of budgeting, investing, and controlling credit.
“This class is important for parents so that the conversation at the dinner table changes. Both the kids [understand] the basics of wealth, and the parents [understand] the rudiments of wealth. and this is no longer considered grown folks business,” Lorin Crenshaw, with the 100 Black Men of Metro Baton Rouge, said.
“Getting smarter about money and how to manage money is a skill I hope to impart upon my children,” Dena Nabers, program participant, said.
The programs go through the next four Sundays through April 27, 2014. The time of the program is 3pm - 6pm on each Sunday. The public is invited to attend.