Hip-Hop Summit Action Network Comes to Florida 5-20 Print
Written by Robert ID2615   
Monday, 15 May 2006 04:19

Hip-Hop Summit Action Network Participants from all around hip-hop culture and the rap music genre including Fat Joe, Russell Simmons, Pitbull, Trina, Remy Ma, Mc Lyte, Doug E. Fresh, Dre, Krayzie Bone, Layzie Bone And Wish Bone Of Bone Thugs ’N’ Harmony, HSAN President/CEO Dr. Benjamin Chavis, DJ Ideal, Prince Markie Dee of 103.5 The Beat, Ted Lucas, President/Ceo of Slip ’N’ Slide Records, Felix Sama from Mega 94.9 will converge on Florida Memorial University for the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network (HSAN) “Get Your Money Right” financial fundamentals and empowerment tour.

The Hip-Hop Summit Action Network (HSAN) “Get Your Money Right” financial fundamentals and empowerment tour with Hip-Hop celebrities and Chrysler Financial experts will speak to the youth audience on the importance of home ownership, credit repair, entrepreneurship and vehicle financing.

The topics to be covered include the basics of banking, home ownership, repairing bad credit and understanding credit scores, entrepreneurship, vehicle financing and more. The “Get Your Money Right” workbook, which will be given to all participants, is available in both English and Spanish and is downloadable on the www.hsan.org site.

WHEN:        Saturday, May 20, 2006

                       Artists/panelists/VIP arrival: Noon

                        Media arrival: Noon   

                         Doors Open: Noon

                         Program: 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm


WHERE:            Florida Memorial University

                             A. Chester Robinson Athletic Center

                            5800 N.W. 42nd Avenue

                            Miami Gardens, Fla. 33054

Recent, survey results released in a news conference in the Federal Reserve boardroom showed U.S. teenagers lack the fundamentals of personal financial knowledge.  According to Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy, results of a survey taken by 5,775 high school seniors in 37 states, shows financial literacy is still a significant area for improvement with youth.  The Hip-Hop Summit on Financial Empowerment is a grassroots effort to help engage young people in discussions about the importance of personal finance.

Community Partners: Florida Memorial University and the Miami Urban League