University of Detroit Mercy
Gary D. Lichtman, Director — email@example.com
University of Detroit Mercy hosts
‘Money Matters for Youth’ Camp
DETROIT—Young investors ages 8-18 are invited to attend a five-day camp at University of Detroit Mercy July 16-20. “Money Matters for Youth” (MMFY) was established to teach 90 students on the McNichols Campus the basics of economics and financial literacy.
Detroit Mercy alumna Gail Perry-Mason, a respected entrepreneur, author, speaker and financial coach, will lead the camp, which runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Perry-Mason has worked with over 6,000 young people in the city, educating them about the importance of money management from an early age.
The MMFY program has recently gained world-wide attention by offering financial literacy education at a recent meeting with Warren Buffett, providing Perry-Mason’s students with a rare opportunity to meet one of the most successful investors in modern economic and financial history.
All activities encourage financial awareness and literacy, goal setting, collaboration and personal presentation.
Perry-Mason is passionate about financial literacy. “This program was launched because of a need I saw in our youth. It’s important that children learn the value of themselves before they learn the value of the dollar,” she said. Additionally, she’s taking her message to Detroit Public Schools children by implementing a program that teaches young people the steps to entrepreneurship.
“The MMFY curriculum for the camp will allow participants to gain pertinent information on money management including diversifying wealth and learning wealth indicators, personal and business banking, the importance of obtaining and maintaining good credit, investments, and entrepreneurship,” Perry-Mason said. “The program was also designed to give youth an opportunity to learn business etiquette from the dining room to the board room.”
For more information, contact Joseph Weglarz, professor of Economics via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
About University of Detroit Mercy
University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan’s largest and most comprehensive Catholic university, sponsored by the Religious Sisters of Mercy and the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits). Today’s University boasts the heritage of two founding institutions: the University of Detroit, founded in 1877 by the Jesuits, and Mercy College of Detroit, founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1941. The two consolidated as University of Detroit Mercy in 1990. Detroit Mercy offers more than 100 undergraduate, graduate and professional academic degrees and programs through seven schools and colleges. Detroit Mercy educates the whole person, focusing on the value of excellent academics, service to the community and a deeper spirituality to prepare graduates to live lives of purpose. For more information, please visit www.udmercy.edu.