BOWIE, Md., March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Financial education empowers individuals to plan for the future as well as maintain a prosperous lifestyle. In the past, young people were expected to learn the necessary financial skills from their families. However, statistics show that the majority of our nation's adults lack this knowledge. With this in mind, The Leigh Bodden Foundation, Inc. (LBF), United Communities Against Poverty, Inc. (UCAP), and Camp Fire USA Patuxent Area Council are collaborating to sponsor a Money Management Seminar on March 31, 2011, from 6:30-8:00 p.m., specifically tailored to youth in our communities.
The seminar which is scheduled as the kick off to Financial Literacy Month will be conducted by subject matter experts from Bank of America Community Volunteers (BOA). The presentation will focus on giving young people guidance on handling personal funds and budgeting along with sharing important tips and key factors to consider when managing finances in varying economic climates. In addition, attendees will be afforded the opportunity to actively participate through activities such as developing a personal plan which they can adjust, expand and improve upon outside of the seminar.
The event will be held at the United Communities Against Poverty 1400 Doewood Lane, Capitol Heights, MD 20731 in the Center Cafeteria. Middle and High School Youth are invited to attend and learn how to begin developing a lifetime of financial well being.
Pre-registration is required. Space Is limited. Youth may register by emailing Camp Fire USA at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 240-391-6246 or through UCAP by contacting MClark@ucappgc.org
Information on the Partners:
The Leigh Bodden Foundation, Inc. founded in 2010, by New England Patriots cornerback, Leigh Bodden, seeks to encourage and guide youth to focus on increasing personal knowledge, improving physical, well-being and expanding their horizons; thereby, empowering them to transform their hopes and dreams into real possibilities. Bodden, a graduate of Northwestern High School (Prince George's County, MD) and Duquesne University (Pittsburgh, PA) founded the self named organization out of a desire to share his blessings and extend a helping hand to uplift underserved youth. www.leighboddenfoundation.org
United Communities Against Poverty was established in 1964 and was designated as the official Community Action Agency (CAA) for Prince George's County in 1978. UCAP, a non-profit 501(c)(3), is the leading advocate for communities of people facing deficiencies in education, affordable housing, economic stability, and adequate health care access. UCAP's mission is to Alleviate poverty; Improve awareness of the needs of low and moderate income residents; and maximize the quality of life for residents of Prince George's County and impoverished individuals throughout the State of Maryland. In 2008, UCAP served 15,420 individual clients, and 10,478 families. Due to the continued rising living costs, UCAP projects a total client base of 17,000 individuals and 13,000 families for 2009. www.ucappgc.org
For a century, Camp Fire USA has changed young people's lives. We offer girls and boys, from birth through the age of 21, opportunities to learn and play together in comfortable settings. Through their interaction and involvement with Camp Fire, they build confidence and independence and develop an awareness of who they are and who they can become. Through discovery, curiosity, compassion, and concern for the environment, they learn to protect nature. As Camp Fire continues to strengthen youth and families, the benefits can be seen in local communities. Camp Fire offers all-inclusive, coeducational programs, providing nearly 30 million program hours each year in hundreds of communities across the United States. For more information, visit www.campfireusa-patuxent.org.
Bank of America Community Volunteers - The Volunteer Network coordinates all matters relating to volunteerism at Bank of America. It connects associates with community service organizations in need of volunteer assistance and helps select projects that complement and support the community outreach goals of Bank of America. www.bankofamerica.com
SOURCE The Leigh Bodden Foundation, Inc.