THE B.E.S.T SERIES: BUSINESS & EDUCATION SUCCEEDING TOGETHER
The 1067 Foundation created the B.E.S.T. Series as a way to reach and educate the youth on a number of different topics that affect students’ everyday lives. Ranging from interactive sessions on professional dress to police interaction, the Foundation’s vision for the program is to education youth on topics that are not currently getting the attention that we feel necessary. Youth are entering the adult world ill equipped to handle real-world issues. Filing taxes, basic conflict resolution skills, and basic money management are just a few of topics that we feel need to be brought to light and taught much earlier to our youth. It is time to do away with the days of ‘learning the hard way’ and provide our youth with the necessary tools to enter the world confidently and well equipped to face and effectively overcome everyday challenges.
Nearly 1/3 of high school seniors use credit cards, and even more have ATM and debit cards. As a result, many young Americans are entering adulthood without basic financial education – and with debt. To combat this problem and others, The 1067 Foundation created the B.E.S.T. Series to teach financial literacy skills and promote professional development within our youth. The program will host professional guest speakers and prominent figures in the community, who have the experience and the necessary perspectives to educate the youth on our topics of concern.
In a recent study, 83% of teens said the best time to learn money management is in grades K-12. With this thought in mind, The 1067 Foundation is committed to host an event, session, or workshop as part of the B.E.S.T. Series at least once a month.
the focus of the B.E.S.T. Series
The 1067 Foundation created this program with our youth’s professional development in mind. The program is designed to inform youth on life-relevant topics including:
- Financial literacy
- Basic money management
- Professional dress
- Interview skills/speaking professionally
- Filing taxes
- Conflict resolution
- Police interaction