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Financial Literacy Training by Teens to Be Demonstrated at The Children’s Aid Society’s Financial Wellness Fair

Support from Oliver Wyman Group Will Enable Teen Trainers to Give Workshops to Community

Ellen Lubell, The Children's Aid Society, (o) 212-949-4938, (c) 917-854-6864
Emily Crossan, The Children’s Aid Society, (o) 917-286-1548, (c) 201-344-5742

Saturday, May 16, 2009
10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

10:30: Opening Remarks
11:00: Financial Literacy Workshops, Resource Fair

The Hip-Hop Culture Center
2309 Frederick Douglass Boulevard at 124th Street
(above Magic Johnson Theater)

Approximately 20 teens from Children’s Aid’s Hope Leadership Academy, who have studied financial literacy and have been trained as trainers, will conduct sample financial workshops for youth and Harlem community members on Saturday at Children’s Aid’s Financial Wellness Fair.

A Resource Fair will take place at the same time. Representatives from banks, retail establishments, Children’s Aid Society programs, and other organizations will staff tables to help fair attendees learn about bank services, social services, job opportunities, summer youth employment, college financial support and more about financial literacy.

A brief program will open the fair at 10:30. Martin Kon, partner of international consulting firm Oliver Wyman and head of its General Management Consulting office in New York, will make opening remarks. Oliver Wyman Group employees from several divisions conducted a charity auction in late March to raise funds for this event.

Other speakers will include Michael Roberts, Children’s Aid Society’s Assistant Division Director, Youth Development Services, who will welcome everyone to the fair. Two teens who are financial literacy youth trainers, will also speak along with a special guest.

Oliver Wyman Group is part of Marsh & McLennan Companies [NYSE: MMC]. Oliver Wyman Group is committed to having a positive impact on society. Our business units – international management consulting firm Oliver Wyman, Lippincott design and brand strategy consulting, and NERA Economic Consulting – work together through a global Pro Bono Program and volunteer efforts in our local communities. For more information, visit

The Children’s Aid Society was founded in 1853. It is one of the nation’s largest and most innovative non-sectarian agencies, serving 150,000 of New York’s neediest children and their families with a network of services that includes community schools, neighborhood centers, camps, adoption and foster care services, teen pregnancy prevention, education, health and recreation. For more information, please call 212-949-4938 or visit

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