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Chase bank coaches African American young adults on financial health
By Sentinel News Service
Published May 16, 2019

L-R: Kevin Frazier, Michael Lawson, Erick Carlson, George Weaver and Miles Warren (Courtesy Photo)

On Saturday, Chase hosted its first community financial education seminar at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw. The event was aimed primarily for young African American men aged 16-24. The event challenged attendees to ask the question, why is it important to save?


Members of the audience look on during Chase’s financial education seminar. (Courtesy Photo)

The purpose of the seminar was to give tips and advice on the importance of and how to get into the practice of saving early on as young adults. For many in attendance this was the first time they had received financial guidance on healthy financial habits.

Michael Lawson of the Urban League during Saturday’s event. (Courtesy Photo)

The seminar was led by a panel of local experts and luminaries including: Michael Lawson of the Urban League of Los Angeles; Erick Carlson of Junior Achievement Los Angeles; George Weaver of Brotherhood Crusade; Miles Warren of The Fellowship Initiative; and Kevin Frazier, co-host of Entertainment Tonight, journalist and entrepreneur.

Members of the audience look on during Chase’s financial education seminar. (Courtesy Photo)

The event was attended by approximately 100 area youths. Chase plans to host similar events at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw and elsewhere in the area over the next year to help foster financial literacy among the community.

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