(credit CBS) Esquibel met with CBS4 at West Early College during a personal finance and economics class. “I’m excited…you have no idea,” Equibel said about seeing the class underway.
Esquibel helped do the survey, and has since started an organization, Ednium: The Alumni Collective, which will help develop turn ideas into action. The group wants to make sure that every student who leaves the public school system has the knowledge, skills, and agency to define and achieve success. (credit CBS)
“It’s not enough to just have a voice, we need to be at the implementation table,” Esquibel told CBS4. READ MORE: Colorado Air Force Reserve Takes To The Skies For Wildfire Training
READ MORE: Former Amazon Worker Files Colorado Whistleblower Complaint “In my case, it’s taking out a speedy cash loan and not really understanding the consequences of that,” he explained. Most young adults can say the same thing, including Esquibel.
“I’m kind of self-trained in all this stuff. I made a lot of mistakes in my own finances in my twenties,” Walter explained. At the same time that he was survey alumni, West Early College was hearing from its own students that they wanted to learn how to handle their finances. Social Studies teacher Daniel Walter is teaching the class, and working up the lesson plan.
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