The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation(FDIC) and Florida A&M are co-hosting an economic empowerment workshop entitled ” WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE,” at Perry Paige Auditorium from 2:00 p.m to 5:00 p.m.
Gina Kinchlow, the event coordinator for the wealth-building workshop applauded the committee’s ability to team several FAMU entities with the FDIC, Black Enterprise, the National CARES MEntoring Movement, and students from different degree programs.
Students were asked to register for the free workshop and reception by emailing their contact information. However, they could do an on-site registration if there were available seats. The participants were encouraged to also engage in the immediatley following reception from 5-7 p.m.
A PRodigy associate Ajonelle Poole, 21, a fourth-year public relations student from Sterling, VA, says that the workshop will give students financial advice on how to become financially responsible with their money as well as help them to build wealth and gain professional knowledge in the financial market.
The economic empowerment workshop will help students like business administration student Dion Peeples to make better decisions related on their financial status.
” I make good money on my job, but I have bad spending habits. I am an impulse buyer. If I have the money I have to buy something, no matter if I do have the funds.”
Peeples, 22, is a fourth-year student from Jacksonville, planned to go to the workshop after his friend Leslie Moore invited him via Facebook.