Benedict School, Synovus Financial institution present free monetary literacy camp via partnership

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Coaching up the subsequent technology of enterprise leaders and giving them the instruments to succeed in their targets. That’s the mission at hand for academic leaders at Benedict School and executives with Synovus Financial institution.

“I really feel like this has given me data past my years,” Saniyya Boykin advised WACH FOX Information Friday.

Boykin and eleven different highschool college students accomplished the primary ever Y.E.S., standing for ‘youth entrepreneurship summer time camp’ via Benedict School’s upward certain program – in partnership with Synovus Financial institution.

“We discovered about the way you’re all the time supposed to save lots of, and never spend all of it, it’s referred to as reserve. And we discovered how you can all the time have a relationship along with your banker,” stated Arieyanna Wactor, one other highschool pupil.

The one-week camp gives two-hour periods a day, equipping Wactor and her friends with abilities to construct their credit score and wealth, in addition to public talking and networking.

“It’s the academic piece. It’s the publicity piece for us,” stated Lateya Sumpter, who serves because the director of upward certain for Benedict School. “My objective for my women after that is for them to stay their fact and stay it out loud.”

The camp is free – and open to any pupil with a enterprise curiosity. Synovus Financial institution CEO Kevin Blair additionally pledged $1000 {dollars} to assist these younger minds flip their enterprise proposals into concrete plans.

“It’s about serving to folks perceive monetary training, and monetary literacy,” stated Blair. “Small companies comprise about 44 p.c of the U.S. economic system. They symbolize an enormous a part of what we’re doing to finance the expansion in our communities, so we felt like this program can be an effective way to kick it off.”

Initiatives that present countless alternatives for Boykin, who plans to open a soul meals restaurant, and others like Alisha Brown, launching her candle enterprise.

“I’ve truly already began it, simply testing it, giving it away to my household,” stated an excited Brown. “It’s an excellent alternative. I like this program, it’s an excellent program.”

This month’s camp is the primary of its variety, and a part of a pilot rollout from Synovus Financial institution. Nonetheless, there are plans to kick it off in different places very quickly.


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