Young and MoneyWise

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Through the power of Hip Hop, this proven system developed through a grant from JPMorgan Chase Foundation will walk you through the secrets to managing money and growing savings when your first starting out.

Here’s what onsite managers from Columbia University School of Social Work Achievement Initiative said about the workshop:

"Students were engaged through out the entire workshop, evident in the number of questions asked by students. Our students don't ask questions if they are not engaged."

"Students really liked the financial literacy booklets!"

"We (onsite managers) were also engaged."

"Very knowledgeable."

"Great introduction for young adults into finance!"

- Iovanne, Student

Why do we call it the Hip Hop Financial literacy Workshop?

Let’s face it, it’s no fun being broke and it doesn’t help matters when we hear songs on the radio or see music videos about the cribs artists’ own, the cars they buy, and the vacations they take. But where does the fantasy end and the reality begin?

Hip Hop is entertainment, and we come to realize that these larger-than-life characters that appear to spend, spend, spend — on the biggest houses, the most-outlandish jewelry, the most expensive, elaborate shoes – don’t own any of it. Not all entertainers are rich and not all individuals with modest incomes are broke. The lesson learned is that there is nothing wrong with buying a gold chain, so long as it is not the only money you have.

From choosing your dream job or business, balancing your check book, starting a college savings plan, managing investments, or buying a home, there are a wide range of borrowing options. We need to make wise financial decisions that will allow us to avoid excessive debt and provide us with adequate savings to reach our goals. No matter how bad we think it is, we are privileged in the Western world, and there is no place with more opportunity to go from modest beginnings to the very top!

If you have the talent to be a multi-million dollar Hip Hop MC, singer, music producer, doctor, lawyer, financial planner, advertiser, marketer, salesperson, entrepreneur, or some other business or career, the path to fulfilling your dreams can take many directions. However, no matter which path you choose, it requires wise and well-informed choices.

It is not just about making the money, it’s about keeping it. Some good advice and proper planning can make money work for you!

And the best part it is that you don’t have to be a money expert to implement these tips!

Upon completion of this course, you will have learned:

  • What it means to achieve financial freedom
  • The basics of how money works
  • How to plan for your dream career or business
  • How to create your winning resume
  • How to prepare for your winning Interview
  • The Five-Step-Plan to manage your money and grow savings
  • How to avoid excessive debt
  • Lessons from famous entertainers and industry leaders

Global Artists Coalition is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. Donation to the organization and enrollment in this course enrollment are both tax deductible.

Your Instructor

Terry Nelson
Terry Nelson

Nelson founded Global Artist Coalition in 2004, one of the first not-for-profit organizations to use the power of Hip Hop to educate young people, including the Hip Hop Financial Literacy workshop formerly sponsored by the JPMorgan Chase Foundation.

A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a BA in journalism and has worked in marketing for both Columbia College and Columbia Business School, Executive Education. Nelson has travelled across the United States and the globe in pursuits of promoting Hip Hop history, music and culture as both a youth motivator and tool for education, including work with the Hip Hop Public Health organization which produced the music album for FLOTUS Michelle Obama and her Childhood obesity campaign with live performances at the Obama White House.

Nelson launched the successful effort to officially co-name 1520 Sedgwick Avenue in The Bronx, "Hip Hip Hop Blvd", now known worldwide as the original birthplace of Hip Hop music and culture. Who Really Named Hip Hop Blvd in the Bronx NYC?

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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