Financial literacy and being smart with money may not be the most interesting topics for high school students.
But getting to learn about the topics from an NFL player?
Now you're talking.
That's why the Los Angeles Chargers and Pacific Premier Bank (PBB) partnered to host four financial literacy workshops, with the first one held on Oct. 15 at the Watts-Willowbrook Clubhouse of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro L.A. featuring Bolts linebacker Thomas Davis.
"It was great to come out here and experience this Boys & Girls Club, get to hang with these kids and really work with them on financial literacy," Davis said. "That's something that we're not really taught at their age right now, so it's important for us to help these kids get a jumpstart on it."
"The Chargers and Pacific Premier Bank believe that Financial Literacy is extremely important for teens to learn as they continue their education beyond high school and into college," added Chase Hartman, Los Angeles Chargers Community Relations Manager. "Knowing how to check your credit score, craft a budget, and build a savings account are all skills that can help them take control of their personal finances and give them another advantage in life."
These financial fitness training camps are geared to help students learn exciting information about how money works. Something that's close to both Pacific Premier Bank and the Boys & Girls Clubs' hearts.
"We're dedicated to providing the communities we serve with the necessary skills and knowledge needed to make informed and effective decisions about personal and business finances," said Sherri Scott, SVP / Chief CRA & Fair Banking Officer for Pacific Premier Bank. "We teamed up with the Los Angeles Chargers to create this financial literacy education program to help our local youth make good decisions about managing money that will prepare them for a successful future."
"With the financial literacy program provided by the Chargers and PPB, we are able to help our teens learn financial literacy, so they can make good financial choices as adults," said Kimberly Washington, VP of Development - Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Los Angeles. "Our teens are learning how to manage a checking account, create a budget, save and invest, start small businesses and pay for college."
The Chargers teamed up with Pacific Premier Bank and Watts-Willowbrook Boys and Girls Club to teach kids about financial literacy.