Comprehensive Financial Literacy Workshop for Maui Teens; Entrepreneur training scheduled for July
Twenty-five middle and high school students completed the Teen Financial Literacy Workshop, presented by the Maui Economic Opportunity Business Development Center, in June.
A drop-in graduation ceremony was held outside MEO’s offices in Wailuku on Friday, June 18, where certificates and gift bags were handed out.
The four-session online workshop provided participants with information on budgeting and savings, basic banking services and credit. It was moderated by Lianne Peros-Busch and Jaimie Dukelow of the BDC of the Hawai’i State Federal Credit Union.
Business planning for young entrepreneurs in July
A basic business planning course for teens who want to learn more about or start a business will be held from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. on July 7, 14, 21 and 28 via Zoom.
The course is presented by the Maui Economic Opportunity Business Development Center and is a lightweight version of the Core Four Business Planning Course offered to adult entrepreneurs. Aimed at middle and high school students, the course presents information on how to start a business and create a business plan.
The four-session course is free.
To register, contact BDC Director David Daly at (808) 243-4318 or [email protected].
The Core Four course for teens is part of the development of the Imi Pono Challenge, a brainchild of Maui County Council President Alice Lee that started last year during the pandemic. The challenge asked middle and high school students to generate new ideas to help improve the future of Maui County. Eight winners were announced in January.
The Imi Pono 2021 Challenge is supported by the Maui County Council, Maui County Economic Development Office, and the Maui County Department of Housing and Concerns and produced by MEO and the Maui Chamber of Commerce.