Events and Training
National Endowment For Financial Education (NEFE) Training:
Help youth learn to manage money through the NEFE High School Financial Planning Program®. Use this FREE program to give high school youth access to sound money management skills and the financial planning process. Click here for upcoming training opportunities near you. For more information visit: http://hsfpp.nefe.org .
America Saves Week
Annually in February
Organizations including 4-H and professionals provide youth and adults tools to assess their saving plans and provide a variety of tips to take action to save more effectively. For resources and tools: http://www.americasavesweek.org/
National Entrepreneurship Week
Annually in February
A wide variety of events are held annually to promote entrepreneurial communities and provide entrepreneurs with resources and tools to grow their business. Click here for an informational flyer.
Money Smart Week
Annually in April
A wide variety of events are offered across Michigan focusing on financial education, entrepreneurship, money management, foreclosure prevention and more. Visit www.moneysmartweek.org for resources and events near you.
Global Entrepreneurship Week
Annually in November
Join Michigan 4-H in helping teens learn the skills they need to be successful in business. Visit http://www.unleashingideas.org/ for events near you. Click on the ideas bank for activity suggestions.
4-H Build Your Future: Entrepreneurship and Career Connections
Coming soon in April at the Kettunen Center
4-H has a unique opportunity to prepare our youth for a changing future. Teens 12 (by January 1, 2013) and older and adult volunteers will participate in hands-on experience that will build 4-Hers’ futures through connecting 4-H experiences and projects to potential careers while fostering an entrepreneurial spirit! Topics will include money-making, break-even analysis, target marketing, choosing the career that best fits you, how to turn your passion into profits, and using social media for advertising and networking. This workshop is appropriate for teens and adults in all project areas. Utilize this opportunity to gain skills and ideas to take home to your community and enhance your current projects! Each track will include fun, hands-on learning activities and resources to take home. Click here for more information. .
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