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Financial Literacy Discussion Panel's Top Takeaways

by Team Sammy

Sammy Rabbit's Teen and Young Adult Financial Literacy Discussion Panel #1 share their big takeaway from award winning author and financial educator Lynne Finch's Childhood Money Memories interview. 

Connect with Aditya Desai

Aditya will be a senior this coming fall at Livingston High School in Livingston, New Jersey. Aditya is a social entrepreneur. He is the founder and director of the Economics Education Initiative ( He is also an active member of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA). He serves on the National Treasurer's Council as the Director of Financial Literacy.

Connect with Valerie Lentine

Val is an incoming senior at John Burrough's High School in Burbank, California. She is an honor student; plays on the Tennis team; and a member of the school band. She also participates in many clubs including being the secretary of Teen Court, Unicef, and Habitat for Humanity. Her immediate education goal is to attend UCLA.

Connect with Peter Nyarko

Peter is a social entrepreneur, author, founder and Executive Director of Center for Financial Literacy Education Africa ( He is a Financial Literacy Advocate and Educator. Additionally, Peter is the Lead TFAF Ambassador in Ghana and he is championing “The Improving Financial Awareness and Financial Literacy Movement in Ghana and Africa.”

Connect with JP Blasini

JP is the founder and visionary of a new Fin Tech startup JP is also the Lead Data Analyst at Healthcare Data Analytics. He is a personal finance and data lover. He spent 3 years working at Vanguard after graduating from the University of Central Florida with a degree in Finance.

Connect with Deon Mixon

Deon is graphic designer, author and founder of Design Eye Game which sells Design Eye — the world's first graphic design education board game. He is from Detroit, Michigan and works there as a brand identity designer for the design studio Gyro. Another noteworthy accomplishment of Deon's is his newly proposed flag for the city of Detroit, named "Detroit Rise!"

Connect with Kendall Williams

Kendall is the co-Founder of Stay Fresh Lifestyle. He is also a student and resident advisor at Benedictine College in Atchinson, Kansas.

Connect with Rebekah Eason

Rebekah is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP ®) and Student Loan Educator at Irvine Wealth Planning Strategies dba Rooted Planning Group.

Connect with Mohammed Faisal

Mohammed is Co-Founder and CEO at The Money Hub. He is a financial literacy advocate and keynote speaker.

Giving Gratitude and Thanks

BIG Sammy Rabbit gratitude and thankfulness to the Panel and following individuals and enterprises for their support in making this strategy a reality!

Derrick Wesley, Teacher, Father, Founder of Imar Learning Solutions and creator of the soon to be released APP: Plan It!

Leslie Girone, Financial Literacy Advocate, Sammy Rabbit Dream Big Ambassador and Founder of Money Smart 101!

Connect with Sammy Rabbit - Empower Young Lives Today!


The purpose of Sammy Rabbit's Teen and Young Adult Discussion Panels are to raise awareness on financial literacy and discuss personal finance topics among young people and across all age groups.


Joining the Panel is an opportunity for teens and young adults from around the world, ranging in ages from 13 to 30, to:

(1) share your thinking on a variety of financial literacy and personal finance topics; and

(2) contribute to addressing a global challenge - financial illiteracy

(3) grow your network!


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[caption id="attachment_16835" align="alignnone" width="575"] Dori Thomas, Garrett Planning brainstorming lesson ideas with Platte City High School FBLA members prior to a Sammy Rabbit Dream Big Read,[/caption]

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