I recently gave a presentation to about 900 high school students at Oaks Christian School. We talked about the basics of money management; including budgeting, responsible spending, charitable giving and investing. The energizing presentation was complete with music, a T-shirt launcher and prize wheel! The students were tremendously engaged and informed, which made for a really exciting time. (Click here if you want to find out how to bring The Kids Finance Coach to your school or group!)
While at the presentation, my team and I awarded a $1,000 check to the non-profit school. According to the school's headmaster, the donation was the first time the school had actually received a donation from one of its speakers. But for those of you who have been following my blog regularly, you know who committed I am to charitable giving as one of the four building blocks of money management: save - spend - donate - invest. What better way to teach those students about giving back, than by showing them how it's done?
How have you been giving back, lately?