MEMPHIS, Tenn. – April is Financial Literacy Month and Shelby County Trustee David Lenoir will host a series of free events including financial education workshops, activities for youth and a financial fitness challenge to increase awareness and educate the community.

“There are more than 90,000 households in Shelby County who do not have access to traditional banking and the price of being under-served can add up,” Lenoir said. “Financial education combined with financial access are two key factors in building wealth. We are pleased to partner with community churches and our Bank On Memphis banking partners to provide the tools that will help families build their financial futures.”

On April 1 and 27, the Trustee’s Office will host its Project H.O.M.E. financial education workshops at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church East (1248 Haynes) from noon – 2 p.m., and Ed Rice Community Center (2907 N. Watkins) from 6 – 8 p.m. Project H.O.M.E. was developed in 2010 to help delinquent taxpayers with budgeting strategies.

The Financial Fitness Challenge is a four-week online plan designed to help people focus on their finances. Participants will have weekly assignments to help them reach their financial goals. The Trustee is partnering with First Baptist Church – Broad, Golden Gate Cathedral and St. Andrew AME Church. The challenge launches April 2.

One church, New Growth In Christ Christian Center, will be adopting the successful Mindset of an Entrepreneur class hosted by the Trustee’s Office. The class will be held each Wednesday during the month of April at 7 p.m.

The Trustee is also hosting events for the youth in partnership with the University of Memphis and Shelby County Schools. Below is a full schedule of events. For more information, please visit

Financial Literacy Month Events:

  • Project H.O.M.E.

o   Sat., April 1 – Mt. Moriah East Baptist Church, 1248 Haynes St., noon – 2 p.m.

o   Thurs., April 27 – Ed Rice Community Center, 2907 N. Watkins, 6 – 8 p.m.

  • On My Own (Youth)

o   Tues., April 4 – Kirby High School, 8 a.m.

o   Wed., April 5 – University of Memphis, 12:40 p.m.

o   Wed., April 19 – Fairley High School, 10:20 a.m.

  • Mindset of an Entrepreneur Workshop

o   Every Wed., April 5-26, New Growth In Christ Christian Church, 7550 E. Shelby Dr.,
7 p.m.

  • Finance Fair

o   Sat., April 22 – Riverview Community Center, 1891 Kansas, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.


Webinar Presentation

What:  FREE Entrepreneurship Training Workshop – 01/27/16

When:  Wednesday, January 27, 2016 – 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Where:  Cowork Memphis | 902 S. Cooper St., 38104

What’s holding you back from being an Entrepreneur? Start translating your unique ideas and visions into a thriving business by leveraging your passion to reach your maximum potential. Learn more about starting your business by attending this FREE workshop facilitated by the Entrepreneur Simplified Team. They are traveling to Memphis on January 27th to host a Business Workroom. The Business Workroom will be an immersive and invaluable experience taking place over two action-packed hours.

The following topics in business development will be discussed:

– Marketing
– Sales
– Systems
– Leadership
– Product Development

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Contact: Beth Okeon

Junior Achievement Seeks Entrepreneurs to Visit Classrooms During Entrepreneurship Week Nov. 16-22

(Memphis, TN) – Junior Achievement of Memphis announced that it will be celebrating JA Entrepreneurship Week Nov. 16-22. The initiative, designed to coincide with Global Entrepreneurship Week, will put entrepreneurs into high school classrooms across America during the week to share what inspired them to start their own businesses and to open students’ eyes to the opportunities provided by entrepreneurship. JA of Memphis is seeking entrepreneurs to visit area classrooms for about an hour during the week.

“JA is known for bringing entrepreneurship education into the classroom,” says Larry Colbert, president and CEO of Junior Achievement of Memphis. “What makes this initiative different is that it offers the opportunity for students to engage directly with entrepreneurs in the classroom, allowing these business leaders to effectively mentor young people in a group setting.”

Research conducted by JA shows that while young people look up to entrepreneurs such as Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, today’s teens may be more risk averse than previous generations and are seeking out mentors and role models to help them gain a better understanding of how to plan for the future. JA believes it is important to provide young people with an opportunity to engage with entrepreneurs to help them better understand the challenges and benefits of starting a business.

JA Entrepreneurship Week accentuates current JA programs by bringing an inspiring entrepreneur into the classroom for one hour during the week to share his or her experience with students. The program is designed to be simple for the entrepreneurs to implement, but impactful for the teens participating. For example, during a JA experience, students can learn how to create a business plan or successfully interview for a job.

To help engage entrepreneurs, JA will be working with several organizations, including the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Memphis entrepreneurs interested in participating can contact Jennifer Loving, Program Manager for Junior Achievement of Memphis and the Mid-South, Inc. at 901-507-2075

To learn more JA Entrepreneurship Week, visit

About Junior Achievement of Memphis and the Mid-South:
Junior Achievement of Memphis and the Mid-South is a not-for-profit organization financed by businesses, foundations and individuals. JA’s purpose is to educate and inspire young people to value free enterprise, business and economics to improve the quality of their lives. Simply, JA teaches children ‘how business works.’ Junior Achievement is located in the heart of downtown Memphis at 307 Madison Avenue. For more information on Junior Achievement, visit or call 901.366.7800.


Entrepreneur Week

YPConnect, Tuesday, July 8, 6:00pm-7:00pm

FREE ADMISSION YPs, $5.00 Donations Non-Members

Corner Bar (Peabody Hotel) 149 Union Ave.

Mix & Mingle with cutting edge Entrepreneurs, innovative Business Leaders & other professionals in a unique networking environment! Drink Specials ALL NIGHT!!! Also enjoy Corner Bar’s Brewsday Tuesday: $1.50 Domestic Beers.

Start Co. Demo Day Invitation, August 21, LIMITED SEATING
Al Pickett wants to personally invite MULYP to our Demo Day in August. Eighteen of our start up teams will be presenting their businesses to investors, community leaders and awesome people like yourself. It is the largest group of entrepreneurs launched at one time in the State of Tennessee!!!
Register Here….. Start Co. Demo Day

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (CDT)

Hollywood Community Center
1560 North Hollywood | Memphis, Tennessee
Beauty & Business Expo This event will be over empowerment, resources, and networking and growth of business owners and entrepreneurs. Booths will be $15.00 which will include one table and up to four chairs. Each vendor will be responsible for providing his or her own booth logo skirt for this event. This event will increase and enhance your business. Don’t forget to provide tons of business cards!