Oakland Raiders Team Up With Operation HOPE to Speak to Middle Schoolers
John Doublin – Oct 5, 2012
The Oakland Raiders recently teamed up with Operation HOPE, the Oakland Unified School District and US Bank to reach out to young people about financial literacy and responsibility.
Students were given the chance to ask Raiders' back up quarterback Terrelle Pryor and former linebacker, Sam Williams about saving money, how to use it wisely, and the consequences of being irresponsible with their money.
Kevin Fleming, Senior Vice President and Global Director of Field Operations for Operation HOPE said:
“The students had the opportunity to ask Terrelle and other members of the Oakland Raiders questions about their lives and how they live a dignified life and how they use their finances so they can prepare for life after the NFL. We went around to the classrooms and the students all prepared questions, some about football and some about financial literacy, so Terrelle could share his story with them.”
Financial awareness and literacy are critical tools for young people to learn. Being able to correctly manage their money reduces the chances of poverty and irresponsible financial behavior. Teaching these tools at an early age gives students a head start on a financially stable life in the future.
For the whole story, visit the Raiders official site to read Rebecca Corman's article on this great work by the Raiders organization, players and community partners.
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