Opening up New Volunteer Opportunities

By Seth Tenpenney, CFP® - Committee Director

The Financial Education committee has been busy through the first five months of 2014. So far this year the Committee with the help of other Chapter volunteers has:

  • Successfully completed two sessions of the BestPrep eMentors program;
  • Sponsored and attended the annual Birdies for BestPrep event;
  • Participated in several College Possible sessions with local high school students;
  • Facilitated four educations sessions on budgeting / savings and debt management at a locally based large company.

The Committee is very proud of the volunteer efforts and what has been accomplished so far, but is by no means resting on its laurels. The Committee is actively working to coordinate opportunities with three local organizations to help further the knowledge on various financial topics for the organizations’ clientele. A brief summary of the three opportunities is provided below.

  1. Regions Hospital Outpatient Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation has contacted the Chapter in hopes to improve the financial knowledge of participants in the Rehabilitation program. This opportunity will likely include group presentations on various topics including budgeting, saving and debt management. Opportunities for one-on-one pro-bono engagements may also become available.
  2. Emerge Community Development helps its clients with jobs, housing and other resources. Emerge is looking for assistance to improve the financial knowledge of its clients. The Financial Education committee is working to see how the two organizations can partner together.
  3. Tapestry is an organization that serves local women and children in need. Tapestry is looking to help its clients gain a better understanding of various financial topics. The Financial Education committee is working to see what resources can be provided to help meet this need.

The Financial Education committee is excited for each of these opportunities. Additional details and notification of volunteer opportunities will be communicated to the Chapter in the near future. If you would be interested in participating with any of these opportunities or would like to become involved with the Financial Education committee, contact Seth Tenpenny.