Financial Guru and Author, Gail Perry-Mason Hosts the 18th Annual “Money Matters for Youth” Summer Camp
Category: Community Published on Wednesday, 17 July 2013 09:56 Written by Michigan Chronicle Staff
Gail Perry-Mason is a leader in the financial industry as Director of Investments for Oppenheimer a leading full service investment firm. She has always shared her expertise with others, especially children. With a passion for saving youth, she is committed to teaching them how to be wise with their money, carry themselves with personal integrity and ensure they reach back into the communities they live in. The annual money camp is a favorite of the youth and their parents, many of whom return as volunteers.
Gail Perry-Mason's passion for helping youth is very genuine. Growing up in foster care, she was unable to walk and labeled as a special needs child, until adopted by a social worker and showered with love. She no longer holds the title of a special needs child, however she is indeed considered special by all that cross her path. She now jet-sets around the country speaking to audiences anxious to hear her story, words of inspiration and financial advice. As co-author of Girl, Make Your Money Grow, featured on the Oprah Show, she continuously puts her focus on youth development. "No matter what the problem or how little one has, with love and faith anyone can be successful. All they need is exposure and development," Gail says.
The five-day workshop is designed to teach young people financial literacy in investment strategies and give them an introduction to economics, budgeting, investing and other resources that can help them build wealth. Perry-Mason, a team of financial coaches, business leaders and local entrepreneurs – some former students will lead the camp participants through a five-day interactive experience, which includes workshops on:
Financial literacy, budgeting, economic principles, and business etiquette
Starting your own business, business plans and product promotion
Credit, debt, student loans, scholarships
Personal banking, checking and savings accounts, and debit cards
Wall Street, the Wall Street Journal and stock exchange literacy
The importance of giving back
Investing in health/self-care
This year's sponsors: Bank of America, State Farm, NASP Ariel Investments, and DTE Foundation have made it possible for the Money Matters for Youth Camp to bring this important information to the youth while at the same time allowing them to enjoy a week of fun and excitement during their lessons on financial literacy and working in a professional environment.
Registration is full, but parents may put their child on the waiting list by calling Ivory at 313 962-7155.
Digital Daily Signup
Sign up now for the Michigan Chronicle Digital Daily newsletter!