Financial Education Week, the week-long financial literacy program, organized by the Mexican Consulate in San Diego, in collaboration with the City of National City, City of Chula Vista, San Diego County Office of Education, Alliant International University, California Foundation Fund, San Diego CITD, and other community-based organizations, concluded with a half-day closing event on Saturday, April 27.
The event featured workshops on various personal finance topics and an information fair with representatives from community assistance programs, business assistance organizations, and financial services companies.
The day prior to the closing event, students from several area high schools participated in a business pitch competition as part of the program's 3-day entrepreneurship boot camp. The students competed for a chance to win one of three scholarship awards ranging from $250 to $1,000 and an iPad. A panel of judges, comprised of local business professionals, scored the presentations and the three winners were announced at the closing event.
In addition to having participated on the program's organizing committee and judging panel for the competition, San Diego CITD Youth Entrepreneurship Program staff will be providing additional business training and mentorship to the winners to assist them with launching their businesses.
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