MCEE partners with Funding the Future to connect schools with this amazing free financial literacy concert primarily during Financial Literacy Month in April. Their mission is to teach financial literacy to every student in America! They engage students with a live concert, inspire with the musicians’ personal stories, and encourage critical thinking during a spirited Q&A. Students learn how to harness money as a tool to succeed, achieve dreams and change lives. Teaching young people to make smart financial decisions now leads to a better shot at success in the future!
Carter Hulsey is an Americana/Folk-rock singer songwriter from Joplin, Missouri. Hulseyblends honest lyrics, catchy melodies, undeniable hooks, folk and rock. He has a passion for helping young people understand basic financial principles.
General Financial Literacy
Gooding covers the importance of developing good saving habits early, types of debt available to students, wise use of debt, the dangers of too much debt and high interest debt/payday lenders, how credit scores work, and how to control spending through tracking. budgeting and goal setting. Gooding suggests students look to their communities for support and mentorship, while he exposes the myth of rock stars, athletes and actors who sell the false image of overnight success.
Students who do not receive this message early may find themselves carrying too much debt, at risk of dropping out of college, or otherwise deferring their dreams. Young people from unbanked families are especially at risk.
The Reminders are a rare and remarkable musical duo seamlessly blending soulful sounds and roots music with insightful messages and thoughtful lyrics. The group consists of Brussels-born emcee Big Samir and Queens-born emcee/ vocalist Aja Black, a collective creative force that’s hard to beat. Big Samir weaves intricate rhythmic patterns with a bilingual French/English flow, displaying his street-smart credibility in both his lyrics and cool demeanor. This is beautifully complimented by Aja Black’s confident delivery, diverse cadences, and unique vocal stylings.