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January 2021 General Meeting– Project Finance, After School Programs, Business Beat, and more!
55:30
InnovateX

January 2021 General Meeting– Project Finance, After School Programs, Business Beat, and more!

Hi Innovators, I hope this letter finds you well. Last Thursday, InnovateX had our General Meeting, where we reflected on the current progress and future state of Project Finance, the internship program, our after school classes, EconWatch Publications, and InnovateX’s financial status. I am attaching these updates below Project Finance Our outreach and education committees have been hard at work conducting teacher and student interviews alike to better understand the current state of financial literacy education in Montgomery County Maryland. Similarly, they have worked hard to garner over 250 responses to our survey about personal finance education opportunities in MCPS. The education committee produced a thorough policy pack that compares nationwide efforts by states and counties to implement financial literacy education, discusses the benefits of financial literacy education for students, and analyzes current Montgomery County finance education. This month, we will be establishing relationships with MCPS Board of Education members, as well as a MD Gubernatorial candidate, to garner inside support in the fight for financial literacy The internship program Our outreach committee has formed connections with six businesses to provide high school students with business related work experiences. We are currently in the process of Increase business partnerships, create internship applications, and finalize program details and duration After school classes The Education team is entirely reworking their Financial Literacy curriculum to make it better than ever before. They have currently finalized eight new personal finance lesson plans. They are in the process of reaching out to over 100 schools that will host our after school programs. We hope to work with twenty schools this session! Econ Watch Publications The publications team has released 7 new Econ Watch articles this month, and is in the process of starting an EconWatch-based newsletter! In February, they will start posting routinely on Medium and LinkedIn and will restructure the Wix publication posting schedule. To keep sustaining their high quality of work, they are also recruiting new writers. InnovateX’s Financial Status. Our Finance committee created a new, revamped sponsorship package and they are currently sending it out to local businesses. We were recently awarded $300 from the Montgomery County Regional Council and our currently planning two major fundraisers: a Krispy Kreme Donut Fundraiser and Test Prep Book Drive. You can find the presentation from the General Meeting here: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/19suXLGchwBEJsSrl5Gzcf8oiOlx3KAbRk-pdN4czRIY/edit#slide=id.g95d4e0eab1_0_1030 What you can do to help InnovateX today - Participate in our Krispy Kreme Fundraiser: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1DVgyM55l9iNhomqftadk4EqlfvMb7Ls3sqRgRuU9v28/edit If you are an MCPS Student, please fill out our Project Finance student survey: https://docs.google.com/forms/u/3/d/1gKRUTOqcsRGGAu6qNGx0Ixow87PpR07nceEu0l0rQ2k/edit#responses Donate used AP Test study books to InnovateX: https://docs.google.com/forms/u/3/d/e/1FAIpQLSf_OHQKzHpk_eSrUCdvtBqCFpF0PImob-t6IWQhJI2-5Y3R7w/viewform?usp=sf_link Shoutouts: We would like to welcome Mihika to our team as our new New Jersey State Director, and Anika to our team as the American High School President and Founder Cheers, Lauren Perl and Katie Yuan
InnovateX February 2021 General Meeting
41:07
InnovateX

InnovateX February 2021 General Meeting

Hello Innovators, We hope this letter finds you well. InnovateX has made gargantuan strides in our project finance initiative, as well as grassroots mobilization efforts, and we are excited to share our progress with you. Project Finance Our new Advocacy Director, Angelina Xu, is spearheading Project Finance. Project Finance is now launching our Student Ambassador program, with the intent of having students at every Montgomery County Public School (MCPS) to evaluate the state of financial literacy within their school communities. To promote this goal, Student Ambassadors will encourage students at their school to fill out the InnovateX Survey personal finance education in Montgomery County, and will keep their school community updated about the progress of Project Finance. To increase awareness about financial literacy among students and teachers alike, we met with Student Member of the Board of Education candidates Hana O’Looney and Henry Kaye, asking these students to include personal finance education in the campaign platform. Lastly, after meeting with Board of Education members, social studies coordinators, and assistant superintendents, we have successfully created an official MCPS working group to analyze personal finance education in MCPS. After School Programs Our Education Team is launching their personal finance after school programs on March 8th. They have been hard at work to make these programs successful. They have carefully revamped the financial literacy curriculum for middle school programs. Similarly, they recruited a diverse array of student teachers and hosted a teacher orientation presentation. We cannot wait to see the success of these programs! Finance The finance team is currently orchestrating their textbook drive fundraiser. If you would like to donate textbooks, or would like to purchase a textbook, you can do so at the following link: http://bit.ly/InovateXbookfundraiser Econ Watch Our Publications team has written fantastic economics articles for teens by teens. Check them out below! The Battle Over a Federally Mandated Minimum Wage: https://www.innovate-x.org/post/the-battle-over-a-federally-mandated-minimum-wage A Massive Milestone for Bitcoin: https://www.innovate-x.org/post/a-massive-milestone-for-bitcoin The Real Estate Market Shift: https://www.innovate-x.org/post/the-real-estate-market-shift The Spending of President Biden: https://www.innovate-x.org/post/the-spending-of-president-biden Jeff Bezos Steps Down as the CEO of Amazon : https://www.innovate-x.org/post/jeff-bezos-steps-down-as-the-ceo-of-amazon Chapter Efforts Our Maryland chapters are heavily supporting Project Finance. They are currently coordinating letter writing campaigns to the MCPS Board of Education to request that MCPS sends out surveys to high school students and parents to determine the confidence students have in their personal finance abilities, and gage how receptive students are to a personal financial graduation requirement. We would like to shoutout the Winston Churchill High School chapter in Maryland , which recently hosted a virtual resume building workshop and career pathways webinar, both with over 50 participants. State Efforts Our New Jersey team is up and running! The New Jersey state director, Mihika, has expanded the branche’s social media presence and has recruited a core state team. They are hard at working trying to implement Innovate-X After School Programs in New Jersey. New Members! We are proud to welcome Ronith Gungurthi as the National Chief Operating Officer, Angelia Xu as our National Advocacy Director, Jessica Xue as our Mid-Atlantic Organizing director, Raina Kella as a national finance team members, and Lucas Yang as the Maryland State Director to the InnovateX Family.
January 2021 General Meeting– Project Finance, After School Programs, Business Beat, and more!
55:30
InnovateX

January 2021 General Meeting– Project Finance, After School Programs, Business Beat, and more!

Hi Innovators, I hope this letter finds you well. Last Thursday, InnovateX had our General Meeting, where we reflected on the current progress and future state of Project Finance, the internship program, our after school classes, EconWatch Publications, and InnovateX’s financial status. I am attaching these updates below Project Finance Our outreach and education committees have been hard at work conducting teacher and student interviews alike to better understand the current state of financial literacy education in Montgomery County Maryland. Similarly, they have worked hard to garner over 250 responses to our survey about personal finance education opportunities in MCPS. The education committee produced a thorough policy pack that compares nationwide efforts by states and counties to implement financial literacy education, discusses the benefits of financial literacy education for students, and analyzes current Montgomery County finance education. This month, we will be establishing relationships with MCPS Board of Education members, as well as a MD Gubernatorial candidate, to garner inside support in the fight for financial literacy The internship program Our outreach committee has formed connections with six businesses to provide high school students with business related work experiences. We are currently in the process of Increase business partnerships, create internship applications, and finalize program details and duration After school classes The Education team is entirely reworking their Financial Literacy curriculum to make it better than ever before. They have currently finalized eight new personal finance lesson plans. They are in the process of reaching out to over 100 schools that will host our after school programs. We hope to work with twenty schools this session! Econ Watch Publications The publications team has released 7 new Econ Watch articles this month, and is in the process of starting an EconWatch-based newsletter! In February, they will start posting routinely on Medium and LinkedIn and will restructure the Wix publication posting schedule. To keep sustaining their high quality of work, they are also recruiting new writers. InnovateX’s Financial Status. Our Finance committee created a new, revamped sponsorship package and they are currently sending it out to local businesses. We were recently awarded $300 from the Montgomery County Regional Council and our currently planning two major fundraisers: a Krispy Kreme Donut Fundraiser and Test Prep Book Drive. You can find the presentation from the General Meeting here: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/19suXLGchwBEJsSrl5Gzcf8oiOlx3KAbRk-pdN4czRIY/edit#slide=id.g95d4e0eab1_0_1030 What you can do to help InnovateX today - Participate in our Krispy Kreme Fundraiser: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1DVgyM55l9iNhomqftadk4EqlfvMb7Ls3sqRgRuU9v28/edit If you are an MCPS Student, please fill out our Project Finance student survey: https://docs.google.com/forms/u/3/d/1gKRUTOqcsRGGAu6qNGx0Ixow87PpR07nceEu0l0rQ2k/edit#responses Donate used AP Test study books to InnovateX: https://docs.google.com/forms/u/3/d/e/1FAIpQLSf_OHQKzHpk_eSrUCdvtBqCFpF0PImob-t6IWQhJI2-5Y3R7w/viewform?usp=sf_link Shoutouts: We would like to welcome Mihika to our team as our new New Jersey State Director, and Anika to our team as the American High School President and Founder Cheers, Lauren Perl and Katie Yuan