Rural Trust Will Present Teen Financial Literacy Workshop at 2011 Youth Leadership Conference

Last Updated: February 01, 2011

Veniayetta Aikens, Youth Coordinator in the Capacity Building Program of the Rural School and Community Trust, will be hosting the workshop “Teens for Financial Literacy” at the 22nd Annual National Service-Learning Conference, April 6-9, 2011, in Atlanta, Georgia.

The Time is Now is the theme of the 2011 conference, which will bring together more than 2,200 people from around the country and the world to participate in three days of general sessions, interactive workshops, thought leader spotlights, service-learning projects, and networking. The event will feature more than 100 exhibits, and over 200 hands-on workshops and service-learning projects.

Ms. Aikens has helped organize free Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Centers at East Iberville High School in St. Gabriel, Louisiana, and another at a high school in East Feliciana Parish in Jackson, Louisiana.

“The underlying idea was to get students involved in their community, and involved in ways to reduce poverty in their area,” says Aikens.

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