Assemblymember Jones-Sawyer’s Youth Leadership Program To Receive Insights on Financial Literacy

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Participants Will Learn How to Navigate and Utilize Financial and Banking Tools

LOS ANGELES, California – The inaugural cohort of Assemblyman Reginald Byron Jones-Sawyer, Sr.’s Youth Leadership Program will kick-off 2020 on Saturday, January 18 with a discussion and presentation on financial literacy. The program, which includes high school participants living within the 59th Assembly District, will gather at the Assemblymember’s district office located at 700 Exposition Park Drive in Los Angeles.

“The program will introduce these students to a variety of issues and topics helping to raise their perspectives and understanding on how banking, public policy, career access and advancement work,” said Assemblymember Jones-Sawyer.

Participants attend monthly meetings where they garner experiences that nurture and support their leadership potential and prepare them for a future in college and the workforce.

The Assemblymember’s Youth Leadership Program is a nine-month program that engages sophomore, junior and senior high school students providing mentorship and training on matters ranging from resume design, job interview techniques, understanding the legislative process and preparing for college and careers. The program is open to students of all achievement levels and concludes with a trip to the State Capitol.

Those attending the financial literacy discussion will meet with an expert in banking who will teach students how to open and maintain a bank account, create a savings plan with goals and how to avoid overdraft fees.

For more details on the program, please call (213) 744-2111.

About Assemblymember Jones-Sawyer

Reginald Byron Jones-Sawyer, Sr. has represented the constituents of California’s 59th Assembly District (So. LA area) in the State Legislature since 2012. Chair of the Public Safety Committee and the Select Committee on Ending the School to Prison Pipeline, Assemblymember Jones-Sawyer is a fierce proponent of second-chances and fairness within the law.

A champion of minority, social justice and civil rights causes, Assemblyman Jones-Sawyer has authored and had legislation signed into law related to ending discrimination in housing, providing mental health grants and supportive services to schools and expanding opportunities and growth to small and start-up businesses.

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