Archives: BBI co-sponsors FDIC Money Smart Train-the-Trainer Workshop
Thursday, June 19, 2008
The Money Smart Financial Education Program is a copyright-free curriculum designed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Train-the-Trainer is designed to train interested parties in teaching financial education to their constituencies. The Money Smart curriculum includes an extensive section on "Accommodating Students with Disabilities."
Seating limited to the first 30 people!
RSVP required by Monday, June 16, 2008.
Summary of June 19, 2008 Workshop
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Where: South Side Innovation Center, Syracuse, NY 13205
Disability advocates who work as benefits and employment / vocational specialists, adult services consultants, career resource coordinators, program directors, financial educator coordinators, and psychiatric center representatives at local disability advocacy organizations.
Complimentary breakfast and lunch was served; the breakfast was sponsored by Cooperative Federal, "Syracuse's development credit union". The training began promptly at 9 a.m., and concluded at 4 p.m.
The trainers traveled from FDIC's New York Regional Office on Exchange Place in NYC at no cost. FDIC's sole criteria is that a minimum of 15 people register. The agenda encompassed a mixture of group discussions, class exercises, role-playing, introductions, ice-breakers.
Attendees were awarded a Certificate of Completion by the FDIC representatives afterwards. Thirty-five participants became certified to teach FDIC's curriculum, and the consensus of the day is that an imprint was left on Syracuse/Onondaga County. These professionals are now in a position to go out and teach financial education/literacy and asset-building principles in order to help their constituencies achieve economic sustenance and self-sufficiency.
There was a waiting list of approximately 20 people, with one disability advocacy organization requesting a special training. A second workshop is tentatively slated for Fall 2008.
Contact For More Information:
Me’Shae Rolling, BBI - Syracuse University
Phone:(315) 443-8455 [voice]
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START-UP NY, a project of Onondaga County and its partners:
- Syracuse University
- Burton Blatt Institute (BBI)
- Whitman School of Management
- A Regional Initiative Supporting Empowerment (ARISE)
- Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
- And other community partners.