UAB Collat School of Business and Beta Alpha Psi taught classes both in Ramsay High School and EPIC Elementary this semester. The business school students have spent each Friday for the past few months helping students in their area learn about money management and job opportunities.
Teacher, Larry Lumbard expressed his appreciation for JA, “I like the way they involve the kids in real life money experiences. JA emerges them in the activity rather than having them be spectators.” Kaylen W., a fifth grader at EPIC Elementary, said she would tell others to “save money and learn how to become and entrepreneur,” yes, she spelled entrepreneur correctly as a fifth grader.
Not only did Beta Alpha Psi teach the kids about financial topics, they also shared life advice. Kamorah R. told us she “learned to not show up to your job with a frown and not to bring other people down when you are upset.” The UAB students took the opportunity to impart their knowledge on the next generation: “Choose something you love, work hard at it, profit” Brandon Cobb told the students at EPIC elementary.
Thank you, Collat School of Business, for such great volunteers and to the teachers and students at Ramsay High School and EPIC Elementary!