The Louisiana Jump$tart Coalition
And the
East Baton Rouge Parish School System

Financial Smarts for Students and Families



9:15 am - 9:25 am   Registration and light refreshments Foyer
9:25 am All Welcome and Opening Remarks
Brandon Kelly
Veranda Room
9:30 am - 10:10 am All

Breakout Session #1
“Get Real About Money – Tell it Like It Is”

An exercise to learn the difference in thinking when it comes to values and spending.
A panel discussion consisting of a current college student and a recent college graduate – how life changes, the good, the bad and the ugly.

Moderator:  Brandon Kelly, E Federal Credit Union
10:10 am - 10:40 am Family Members

Breakout Session #2A
“The Inside Story on Financial Aid”
TOPS, FAFSA, START Account, and Louisiana Connect
Jerri Mack, La. Office of Student Financial Assistance

Graduation Requirements and Resources Available From Your School Counselor
Stacey Dupre, EBRPS, Dir. Of Counseling and Guidance
College Planning and Scholarship Opportunities
Joni Leggio, La.  Education Loan Authority (Lela)

The Louisiana Transfer Degree Program

Jessica Oliver, Pelican State Credit Union
Camelia Room
10:10 am - 10:P40 am Students

Breakout Session #2B
“Making Ends Meet”

Learn how to get your dollars to make sense. Through this session, you will learn about budgeting and spending habits in college, wants vs. needs, and how to make the best choices regarding money and what you spend it on!

Emily Hester, LSU Student Financial Management Center
Veranda Room
10:40 am - 11:10 am All

Breakout Session #3
“Financial $marts”

Food, Friends, Football and Fashion – Understanding and Managing Your Cash Flow.  Learn about the many ways you can fund your student’s needs and help them manage their money.

Ann Marie Erie, Neighbors Federal Credit Union
Phyllis Phillips, ACHIEVE

Veranda Room
11:10 am - 11:50 am All

Breakout Session #4
“Financial Face-Off:  Meeting in the Middle”

Our focus will be the importance of being financially on the same page.  We will provide avenues for parents and students to have talking points about money.  We will conclude with an end-of-the-day activity that is both interactive and fun.

Brandon Kelly, E Federal Credit Union

Veranda Room
11:50 am - 12:00 pm All

Closing Remarks/Q & A

Drawings for $500 Scholarship and Grand Prize

(Must be present to win.  Seniors only eligible to win scholarship.)
Veranda Room