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On Saturday, the board had their third meeting of the year, plus a fun lunch social afterwards. Each meeting is structured similarly, with a guest speaker at the beginning, and board business during the second half. In September, Tijuan Harvey, the Vice President of the Bank, gave the group a tour of the bank — including inside the vault! — and spoke with them about debit and credit. On Saturday, Leslie Adams, Vice President of Finance, walked the board members through how to read financial statements and determine the financial stability of an organization.
The 16 members have split into two groups so they may each focus on a year-long project. The Bank group is working on a high school curriculum that will be presented in April to teach teenagers about finances and saving for college. The Center group is gathering success stories from Young AmeriTowne alumni and putting together a marketing campaign to share those stories. Stay tuned for information about each of these projects in the months to come.
Each of the board members have also begun to work on their “personal story,” which is their own experience of Young Americans in their own words. These stories will be shared on this blog throughout 2015, so keep an eye open for those.
If you’re interested to learn more about the Youth Advisory Board, visit this page. The applications for the 2015-2016 board will be available in January, but send us a quick comment below if you’d like to be put on the alert email list.