By Betrice Coleman-Sweet
A group of magnificent young leaders from the Academy of Finance created an incredible experience for the community last Saturday at Manual Arts High School. They made sure everything ran smoothly at the Finance Community Resource Fair.
Noemi Vasquez, student at Manual Arts High School and an event coordinator of the fair, made sure that things ran smoothly and took the time to thank each community participant.
The event, titled “Endless Minds for Endless Futures,” had many resources such as undergraduate information from colleges and universities, financial planning after school information from Nvision, Planned Parenthood, Girl Scouts of America, Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic and Operation Hope.
The Los Angeles Conservation Corp even provided free trees for people to plant. The fair also had live entertainment from the diverse dance clubs and cheer squad, face painting, jumpers, giveaways and music. It was a full day of enjoyment and community building for the whole family.
Manual Arts Academy of Finance is a four-year program that focuses on business, finance, international relations and economics.
Ann Colburn, a retired teacher who has worked with the Academy for over 12 years said, “ I love working with the kids. They are really responsive to the community needs.”