Attend Uplift Foundation’s Annual Economic Summit and Student Leadership Conference
The Economic Summit and Student Leadership Conference workshops occur every December and will include the following topics:
- College admission and financial aid
- Careers in fields of clean energy
- Careers as a first responders
- How to obtain and manage credit and others
For adults there will presentations to assist with providing the best futures for their children.
For questions about the Economic Summit & Student Leadership Conference, call (702) 748-5268.
About the ES & SLC
Research still paints a pretty dire picture of financial literacy among Nevada youth. According to a 2014 report from the University of Nevada, Reno, “A 2014 Study of Financial Education in the Clark County School District,” male and Hispanic students scored lowest among the 4,000 students from 19 schools on the Operation HOPE Financial Literacy test. And 80 percent of African American youth failed the exam. The financial skills gap hurts our students’ ability to make wise credit decisions, attend college, find gainful employment and lift their families out of poverty. The changing face of the American Economy was the driving force behind the initial Money Matters Seminars. A disproportionate 63% of the wealth in America was concentrated within 5% of the population. What does this group know that the rest of us don’t? The answer – plenty.
The current Economic Summit and Student Leadership Conference (ES&SLC) was formed in 2010 with the addition of the Urban League Young Professionals and the Urban League Guild. The Young Professionals and Guild added their resources and experience from their very own, previously successful, Student Leadership Conference to the Economic Summit. The partnership became an instant success and added a beneficial and educational entrepreneurship workshop component to the program.