Being ‘broke’ doesn’t have to be a part of the college experience. That’s why a local nonprofit, Know Money®, is celebrating April’s National Financial Literacy Month with the announcement of Bankroll Summit, an action-packed, one-day money conference for college students across South Carolina. The Summit is a ticketed event taking place April 3, 2019, from 9 AM - 4 PM at Central Energy in Columbia’s burgeoning Bull Street District.
Created by personal finance educator and local news personality Steven M. Hughes, Bankroll Summit is designed to help college students learn to break up with ‘broke.’ Attendees will learn how to grow their income via entrepreneurship, manage and eliminate debt (especially student loans), network with peers to build their future net worth, and more. The Summit will also award an Inaugural Bankroll Scholarship to help one attendee offset the rising costs of higher education.
“Everyone told me what I should do with my money when I was growing up, but no one ever showed me. So when I got to college, I made every financial mistake possible: seven maxed out credit cards, chronic bank overdrafts, repossessions, and a credit score under 400,” says Hughes. “I fought my way out of financial ruin through intentional self-study and radical behavioral change and launched Know Money in 2014. After five years of hosting workshops across the state to help college students change their money story, we’re excited to bring Bankroll Summit to life, our first large-scale event to help improve realities for one of the most financially distressed populations in the country.”
From a ‘Money on My Mind’ guided meditation and ‘Money Moves’ fitness break to live presentations from millennial and Gen Z money experts from across the southeast, Bankroll Summit is poised to help make a much needed difference in the lives of South Carolina’s future entrepreneurs and workforce. The Summit has even drawn support from major financial literacy proponents like the City of Columbia’s Office of Business Opportunities, Columbia Economic Development, Woodforest National Bank, and The Plutus Foundation.
“As a Community Bank, we know that financial education is the foundation for a community to thrive. Partnering with like-minded organizations is one of the best ways we make this happen. The Inaugural Bankroll Summit is aligned with this thought process, and we are proud to support this year,” says Woodforest National Bank Senior Vice President Andrew Rabuck.
Registration is required and open to students with n .edu email address at www.bankrollsummit.com. Free registration is available for students attending partnering schools: Allen University, Benedict College, Claflin University, South Carolina State University, and Voorhees College.
About Know Money®
Know Money® is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization on a mission to help college students talk, think, and interact with money differently through financial literacy workshops, entrepreneurship training, and live community events. Follow @KnowMoneyInc and @BankrollSummit on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, and learn more at www.knowmoney.org.
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