"Children who are trained on financial literacy and wealth-building are the ones who will control the future" - Dr Boyce Watkins
Too many of our children are struggling in an unbalanced, complex and racist economic system. As a result, a large number of our people end up in the unemployment line or struggling paycheck-to-paycheck. It is a lack of understanding of how money and investing work that often leads to situations that cause us stress on a daily basis.
But what if your child had strong financial preparation? What if they knew how to start their own business in case they couldn't find a job? Having economic options can make the difference between happiness and despair, or prosperity and pain. That's what this program is all about.
Designed by Finance PhD Dr Boyce Watkins, The Black Financial Leadership Program for children is a five week event, administered by sales expert Micae Brown, that allows your child to spend five weeks in online Saturday sessions learning the fundamentals of how to build wealth, make money, create their own jobs and prepare for their financial future.
The course will cover the following topics:
1) How to buy your first share of stock and then learning to invest like a champion
2) The COST (Contribute, Own, Save/Invest, Target) model of cooperative economics to ensure your child understands the characteristics of a committed black economic citizen.
3) The fundamentals of starting your own business
4) How to save and budget your money
5) Why you want to be your own boss
6) How people make money on the Internet
7) The BOILL (Build, Own, Invest, Learn, Lead) model of Black Financial Leadership
Much, much more
Your child and will also make a difference in the way they see the world for many decades to come. This is NOT a program you can get in any public school, largely because it is both afrocentric and created by a Finance PhD. Dr Watkins guarantees that by the time your child completes the program, he/she will have a financial literacy level that exceeds that of the average college student.
When the program is done, you can opt in for your child to receive a certificate of completion. This certificate will be a source of pride that they can put on their wall and have for the rest of their lives.
Micae Brown is the host of WVON 1690AM’s The Urban Business Roundtable, creator and host of The Micae Brown Report and philanthropist.
Micae’s media career began at the Chicago Sun-Times where she served as the National Business Development Manager, specializing in constructing advertising strategies for clients including Comcast, Macy’s and the Chicago White Sox. While holding this position, she conceptualized and hosted the “Minority Report” video series with the Chicago Sun-Times to showcase the city’s vibrant community of entrepreneurs and professionals of color. Micae conducted interviews with acclaimed guests as diverse as Chicago’s former Treasurer Stephanie Neely, advertising executive Sherman Wright and NFL star Israel Idonije.
Micae always knew she wasn’t the only go-getter in town. After 2.5 years of hosting the “Minority Report”, she took a giant leap of faith and spread her entrepreneurial wings to create the “Micae Brown Report”. The new video series launched September 2015 where interviews successful business leaders around the country to inspire and inform viewers and give a voice to entrepreneurs.
Micae is currently the host of The Urban Business Roundtable (UBR) on Chicago’s only African-American news talk radio station, WVON 1690AM. During this weekly show, Micae promotes engaging dialog and debate with the country’s top minority business leaders and entrepreneurs about the impact of business and economic trends on the African-American community.
Micae is a Chicago native and graduate of DePaul University and the Sandler Sales Institute. When she’s not connecting with business leaders or volunteering with local charities, Micae enjoys planning her next excursion and spending time with friends and family including her Yorkshire terriers Bentley and Studley.
For updates on Micae’s projects and interviews, follow her on Instagram and Twitter at @micaebrown. Visit MicaeBrownReport.com for news about her upcoming video series