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?
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.
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.
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.