February 10 2011 Ycabc Minutes

Hilton Meeting Discussion Notes
2/8/2011

Sylvia:
Expand all three goal areas
Get education to young kids
Utilize Junior Achievement contacts (Lance and Mike both have contacts)

Esperanza Lemos:
(From the College Success Foundation)
College Goal Sunday for 7th and 8th graders during January and February
College Access Network

Michelle Smith:
Many college kids drop out so we need to reach them at a younger age

Rebeca:
WA ABC is the umbrella organization; they divvy up the money to the county coalitions

Bill:
Sunnyside/Lower Valley can’t find volunteers

General Discussion:
1 Heritage University

  • Resource for elementary and middle school education

2 East Valley High

  • Mr. Kent is a teacher and brings people in for financial education

3 YVCU branch at Davis High School

  • Successful!

4 SIFE—Students In Free Enterprise

  • Lyn Peters has contacts

5 We need more exposure to community

  • Data on how programs are working

6 People are on checks but they owe money

  • We need to make clear debts must be cleared

- Not all is forgiven
7 Oregon uses a state income tax credit to fund IDA
8 501 C3 organization for Coalition at some point

  • Takes about 2 years to make happen

9 Financial Literacy

  • Reach teachers

- Family consumers and economics
- Teaching Kids to Save
^ 6 month long program
^ NEFE—Money Smart

  • DFI.WA.gov/financial-education

- State wide calendar