Recently, the Los Angeles Youth Council held their annual Economic Empowerment Seminar in the community. It is important that we address the economic needs of others; We have heard that Economic Empowerment consists of giving a group of people the means to be in control of their own economic destiny. In general, when talking about economic empowerment, we are referring to the economic empowerment of groups and individuals that are somewhat economic powerless.
Naomi Ransom served as the chair of this year’s Economic Empowerment Seminar with the help of an excellent committee. In the absence of the Youth Council President, Deandra Sims; Amlyah Charles welcomed the members of the panel, vendors, and guests.
Mr. Robert Sausedo-Deputy for Agency and Support for the office of Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas brought greetings from the
Supervisor . He served on the panel and was very informative about the status of the present economy. Other panelists included;
Niambi Ingram-Wells Fargo Bank Business Banking Specialist, Icilda Sanford-Elite Financial Services and Jason Young-CEO of
MindBlown Labs a Financial Wellness Innovation Lab.
We thank the Economic Vendors that answered questions and offered solutions to some of the people that reside in our local
communities. The Economic Vendors included: FedEx, Notary, CPA, Financial Analyst, Realtor, Wills and Trusts, and Financial
Some representatives were former members of the Los Angeles NAACP Youth Council under the tutelage of Merelean Wilson;
Andrea Collins- Portfolio Analyst for City National Rochdale Investment Management, Darius Gray-California Tax Auditor, Justin May – Social Meida Manager, Jahan Epps – Realtor and Jason Young-CEO of MindBlown Labs. Jason also served as a member of President Obama’s Youth Financial Committee.
HUMANITARIAN AWARDS were presented to Chambers Shoe and Boot Parlor and Copy City for excellent service rendered to their customers. The Youth Council has also given this award to; Jackson Limo Service, Shirley and Bernard Kinsey and The Los Angeles Sentinel. This award is given to those that render acts of kindness to mankind with honor and without prejudice. To these
and other humanitarians, we simply want to say; “Keep Doing What You Are Doing; Because It’s All Good”.
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