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financesFinancial Education Seminars with the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

Date: Sept. 11
Time: 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Location: WCNY
415 W. Fayette St.
Syracuse, NY 13204

About:
Learn how to invest for your future with Mary Suiter, assistant vice president and economic education officer at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Suiter presents two free financial education programs for financial professionals and educators grades 4-6, and will be a guest on two Financial Fitness shows.

10 a.m
Empowering Human Capital with Personal Finance Suiter will address community-based financial educators including financial planners and trainers about the importance of investment in personal finance as a special type of human capital. Following the presentation, attendees can be part of a studio audience on WCNY’s financial show Financial Fitness.
3:30 p.m.
Developing Financial Curricula for the Classroom Suiter will address school-based educators about the importance of developing a financial curriculum for students from elementary to post-secondary school grades. Free online classroom resources will also be available. Following the presentation, participants will have the option to be in a studio audience for a Financial Fitness episode discussing classroom financial education.

Seating for both presentations is limited and offered on a first-come, first-serve basis. To register, call (315) 453-2424.

americanAmerican Graduate Day Television Broadcast

Date: Sept. 27
Time: TBD
Location: On your TV!

About:
The third annual television special American Graduate Day will be broadcast Sept. 27. The seven-hour live program highlights organizations in high-need communities across the country that help students realize the importance of completing their high school education. A live segment featuring students and staff from Say Yes to Education in Syracuse will be broadcast from the WCNY studios.

Through a grant from WNET, in association with American Graduate Day, WCNY produced five interstitials profiling local American Graduate champions – organizations and people working to help students stay in high
school and graduate.

Champions profiled are Ginny Donohue, founder of On Point for College,  Wayne O’Connor, Executive Director of the Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection, Mary Alice Smothers of the PEACE, Inc. Westside Family Resource Center, Jameel Shareef, one of the first Say Yes to Education scholars to graduate from college, Ashley Rivera of the Near Westside Initiative working with Syracuse City School District students.

footstepsNear Westside Walking Tour

Date: Sept. 27
Time: 11 a.m.
Location: WCNY
415 W. Fayette St.
Syracuse, NY 13204

About:
Join WCNY for a Near Westside health and history walking tour. Get some exercise and learn about the neighborhood’s proud history as a hub of 19th century technology. Check out the mix of new, green-designed homes, historic factory buildings, and the innovative Movement on Main redesign for Wyoming Street. The neighborhood has an eclectic mix of businesses and artists and a long tradition of invention, rich with stories of human triumph.

The walking tour is made possible by a Designing Healthy Communities grant from the Kresge Foundation. WCNY is one of six public media stations nationwide to receive a grant. The television series, Designing Healthy Communities, includes stories about Syracause including the Near Westside, and will air on three consecutive Sundays at 7 p.m. beginning Sept. 28
on WCNY.

Enterprise AmericaEnterprise America Open Houses

Enterprise America Homeschool Program

Date: Sept. 25
Time: 1-3 p.m.

Enterprise America Middle School Program (For teachers)

Date: Sept. 25 from 3:3o-5 p.m.
Oct. 23 from 3:30-5 p.m.

Location: WCNY
415 W. Fayette St.
Syracuse, NY 13204

About:

Learn about an innovative approach to learning at an Enterprise America Open House! Enterprise America is the first program of its kind in New York State, combining classroom instruction with hands-on learning for middle school students. Teachers prepare students with a curriculum that focuses on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and financial, and civic literacy skills. Following the classroom study, students journey to WCNY and operate the Enterprise America City; becoming business entrepreneurs and employees, consumers, and citizens.

To register, contact Enterprise America manager Jessica Straub: 315-453-2424.

 

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