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TFS Students Talk About Money
Tallulah Falls School members of the Secretary of State Ambassador Program brought a panel of financial advisors to campus to speak to juniors and seniors about financial responsibility.
The Georgia Secretary of State Securities Division hosts the “Money Talks” financial literacy program. It is led by a moderator and panel of Georgia speakers from various financial sectors to educate students on practical money skills, including budgeting, saving and investing, maximizing income, credit and loans, and minimizing the cost of college.
Moderated by Atlanta radio personality Art Terrell, panelists Ebony Francis, CEO, B.A., M.B.A., Accountant at AvestiCorp; Sileta Bell, President of The Bell Consultants, and MBA, Cait Howerton, Certified Financial Planner Professional at Archer Investment Management, shared their financial wisdom with TFS students.
Secretary of State Ambassador sophomore Kaylin Pickett organized the event. Pickett was responsible for communicating with the Secretary of State's office, putting together the dates and the needed supplies, and communicating and utilizing the TFS IT department for the event. “I learned how to be a good communicator,” said Pickett. “It was a good leadership opportunity for me – it helped me grow and taught me professionalism.”
Pickett explained that the panelists also gave members of the program the opportunity to learn the importance of connections – to have connections and to keep them close. “They told us it was important to keep their names,” said Pickett.
On March 15, the Secretary of State Ambassadors club is bringing “Funding the Future” rock concert to TFS -- a program using music to inspire and equip students with real tools to help them succeed, achieve their dreams, and change lives.