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Financial Fair To Get Teens, Parents Thinking About College, Credit, Cars

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Teens and their parents are invited to attend an all-day financial education fair on college funding, budgeting, investing and more on Saturday, Oct. 17, at Cal State San Bernardino. The fair will also include contests, prizes and a special guest appearance from world renowned youth speaker Josh Shipp. The financial fair is sponsored by California JumpStart in partnership with CSUSB’s College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

Pre-registration is available for a day of financial education and fun.

The free workshops will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Upper Commons’ Obershaw Dining Room, as well as the Lower Commons at CSUSB. Teens will also learn about credit cards, saving for the future, current job opportunities, interviewing skills, achieving top credit scores and owning a car. Shipp is recognized for his ability to connect with his young audiences.

Since 2001, he has spoken to more than one million people on issues that affect today’s youth. He has

written books and made guest appearances on MTV, Comedy Central, NBC, FOX and TLC. Shipp currently serves as spokesperson for National Foster Care Month. He’s also the initiator of “Hey Josh,” a digital community for teens seeking advice and positive entertainment. Registration for the free event is on a first come-first served basis. Teens and parents are encouraged to register online at www.cajumpstart.org.

For more information about the event, visit www.cajumpstart.org or e-mail info@cajumpstart.org.

California Jumpstart is a not-for-profit organization associated with the National JumpStart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy. The organization’s mission is to improve the personal financial literacy of California’s youth by connecting them to powerful educational resources and encouraging the implementation of personal financial education at every grade level from kindergarten through 12th grade. For more information on Cal State San Bernardino, contact the university’s Office of Public Affairs at (909) 537-5007 and visit http://news.csusb.edu.

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