"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
There will be a live session every Saturday with business expert Micae Brown, as well as another live session on Sundays with Dr Boyce Watkins. So, your child will have two instructors as they proceed through the program.
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.
Your child will be taught by sales expert Micae Brown, who will facilitate a curriculum designed by noted Finance PhD, Dr Boyce Watkins. They will also have access to a private Facebook group in which they can interact with other young people seeking to understand wealth building, entrepreneurship and black cooperative economics. These friendships will last a lifetime and lead to long-term prosperity.
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.
I love to learn. I love to teach.. I never presume that I know everything, since the key to knowledge is understanding how little you actually know. But my goal is to give information, insights and perspectives that allow you to broaden your thinking and to realize all that is possible.
My PhD is in Finance, which I obtained from The Ohio State University. My masters degrees are in Mathematics and Statistics, which I earned at The University of Kentucky. I also received BA and BS degrees with a triple major in Finance, Economics and Business Management from The University of Kentucky.
I have been on the faculty at Syracuse University since 2001. Before that, I taught classes at The University of Rochester, The Ohio State University, Indiana University and The University of Kentucky. I've been teaching at the college level since I was 22 years old, and have mostly taught classes in Mathematics, Economics, Statistics and Finance.
I am the author of the following books: "Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about College," "What if George Bush were a Black Man?", "Financial Lovemaking 101: Merging Assets with Your Partner in Ways that Feel Good," and "Black American Money."
Finally, I am the founder of the Your Black World Coalition, an organization and independent media outlet with over half a million subscribers worldwide. We have played a role in confronting destructive hip-hop music, and have also led campaigns on various civil rights issues in the African American community.