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Welcome to the 2014 C.A.S.H. Program

Welcome to the 2014 College Awareness Symbolizes Hope Program. We extend warm greetings to all the students and mentors who will join us this year. We also extend an open invitation to all parents, school administrators, community and corporate partners to visit our wonderful program.

This year we begin our 22nd year of the C.A.S.H. Program. We are coming off an exciting 2013 year, one in which the National Black MBA Association Metro New York Chapter won Chapter of the Year for all of our hard work and continued high quality programming, including the C.A.S.H. Program. Nationally the program is known as Leaders of Tomorrow and New York was the beginning for this high school mentoring program 22 years ago. We are very proud of the hundreds of young women and men who have graduated from this incredible mentoring program. We are also proud to recognize the countless volunteers and partners who have supported C.A.S.H. throughout the years.

Our program was awarded the 2011 National Leaders of Tomorrow Program of the Year and we look forward to continuing to build on of this success to make 2014 our best year yet! 2011Logo

On January 10, 2014 we embarked upon the start of our 22nd season of C.A.S.H. and as we start this third decade of the program, our motto this year is “We Will Finish What We Started” Please join us in helping to prepare this year’s high school students to accomplish the sole and very important mission of this mentoring program. To College and Beyond!

Thank you,

Tyrone Scott
Program Director


The sole mission of the C.A.S.H Program is to provide African-American high school students with awareness, education and information of the economic, financial and social advantages of graduating from high school and matriculating through college. It provides access to business professionals and resources to help the youth in our community in several aspects of their life from choosing the right college and career to living their lives financially independent. This program gives the students a competitive advantage to be able to soundly compete in today’s and tomorrow’s intertwined global economy.

All workshops are from 6:00pm – 8:00pm; date and/or location are subject to change with advanced notice. All sessions will be held at Columbia University's Business School at Uris Hall located at 117th and Broadway. Take the 1 train to the campus.
For additional information about the program please click the individual links below.

Document Title Description File
2014 C.A.S.H. Schedule This the 2014 C.A.S.H schedule. Please review this document every week as it is subject to change. Cash schedule
2014 C.A.S.H. Presentation This document provides a program overview of the C.A.S.H. Program including the history and mission of the program, program affiliates, session descriptions and sample of student awards. cashpres
2014 C.A.S.H. FAQs Get all your questions about the C.A.S.H. Program answered here. cashfaq
2014 C.A.S.H. Student Flyer This flyer provides general information for students interested in joining the program. studflyer
2014 C.A.S.H. Mentor Flyer This flyer provides general information for professionals interested in becoming a mentor or program assistant for the program. MentorFlyer

2014 Session Documents

Session 1: College & Career Preparation: Paying For College - Friday, January 10, 2014

Document Title Description File
Choosing Your School This is a worksheet to help the students think about career choices and the majors they need to consider taking in college to get there. It asks students to think about things like cost of tuition, grade requirements, public vs. private institution and in-state vs. out-of-state schools. chooseschool
Preparing For College This is a document that shows how a student's interests relate to their academic and career choices. It also asks students what they need to do before, during and after college to prepare for their career choice. collprep
College Planning by High School Year This document serves as a guide to help students understand that they need to be doing specific college preparation each year that they are in high school. From their freshman year, where it is never too early to plan; to their senior year where they are making their college choice, it is important to be prepared to make important decisions each year that will impact their going to college. colplan
Choosing a Career This document demonstrates how to do research in order to make career choices. It further explains how students will select college majors based upon their career interests. In addition it provides checklists and important things to remember when choosing a career. collcareer
FAFSA How To Guide This is a VERY IMPORTANT DOCUMENT THAT TELLS STUDENTS AND PARENTS HOW TO COMPLETE THE FAFSA FORM. The Free Application For Federal Student Aid is the most important document a student and his/her family can complete to help them pay for college costs. It is HIGHLY important to understand this form as it will impact a student's finances for years to come. Public Speaking Tips

Session 2: Financial Literacy I: Stock Game - Friday, January 24, 2014

Document Title Description File
Financial Literacy I - Stock Market This document provides fundamental information about the stock market and the stock game for 2014. It covers investing basics, investment strategies and investment information resources. While the information provided is a good starting point for investing and doing the stock game project, it is recommended that game participants conduct additional research to build upon this information. It is to your benefit to learn as much as possible through the process of research and implementation of information you learn. finlit1
Stock Game Instructions This guide gives all details on how the game works and grading/scoring system. Very important document stockgame
Industry List with Select Companies and Stock Ticker Symbol A list of selected companies and stock ticker symbols you'll need to execute trades. industrylist
Stock Game Grid This is report cover page,which MUST be included as cover for your report. Report is due June 6, 2014. It includes all the questions you must answer in your report. sggrid
Stock Game Grading Sheet The grading sheet covers the specific 5 criteria the reports will be graded on. It includes specific point allocation and percentage of each criteria sggrading
How The Market Works Instructions This document provides screen shots and step-by-step instructions for students to sign up for and make trades in the 2014 student stock game. Students are encouraged to read and follow this document very carefully in order to be successful learning about stock trading and how to be successful in trading. htmw

Session 3:Writing College Essays - Friday, January 31, 2014

Document Title Description File
Development of the College Essay This presentation was delivered by Dr. Edward Price during the session. Dr. Price has presented to our C.A.S.H. students for 4 years consecutively and he is an expert on the college admissions process. This document reviews the admissions evaluation process, the purpose and importance of the essay, talks about essay topics and pitfalls of writing college application essays. The last part of the presentation provides information about The Ohio State University in which Dr. Price is a regional recruiter for. colessay
Guest Speaker Bio This is the biography for the session guest speaker, Dr. Edward Price. bioep
2014 Essay Writing Contest VERY IMPORTANT DOCUMENT. This is the document students will use to choose a question to write a 500 - 1,000 word essay for this year's student essay writing contest. Students will choose between one of five questions and must submit their essay by Friday, June 6, 2014. econtest
Essay Writing Contest Grading Sheet The grading sheet covers the four specific criteria the essays will be graded on. It includes specific point allocation and percentage for each criteria. egrad
Guide to Writing a Basic Essay This guide helps students with choosing an essay topic, organizing their thoughts before writing and discussions the outline and structure of an essay guideessay

Session 4:Overcoming Sterotypes - Friday, February 14, 2014

Document Title Description File
Stereotypes Questions This document was used by the mentors to review a series of questions about stereotypes that spurred discussion among students on the type of stereotypes they face or might face in everyday life colessay
Stereotypes Handout This was a document that was used to demonstrate the power that stereotyping has based on judging a person because of their name. This exercise showed how easy it is to potentially negatively stereotype someone based on name only and how they may never even be given a fair chance once this stereotype is in place before you even meet them. bioep
Overcoming Stereotypes Exercises This documents has a series of eye opening exercises that the teams engaged in demonstrating the importance of understanding stereotypes and the impact they have (positive or negative) on certain cultures of people in our society. econtest

Session 5: Friday, March 1, 2014

Document Title Description File
Financial Literacy 2 - Managing Your Monthly Budget VERY IMPORTANT DOCUMENT - This document is a complete template spreadsheet for students or their families to use to manage a monthly budget. The spreadsheet contains categories for inputting fixed, periodic and variable expenses in addition to debts and other expenses. The document is a formula-based document that sub-totals as numbers are input into the various cells. fl2bud
Financial Literacy 2 - Understanding Credit VERY IMPORTANT DOCUMENT - This document educated the students on what credit,credit scores and the entire credit process is and how it impacts them. Too many times our young people have bad credit at an early age and this is due to many factors including unscrupulous companies marketing to them unfairly combined with young people not fully understanding the credit process. The information contained in this document helps bridge this understanding gap bioep
Income and Expense Scenarios Each of the 9 teams were given scenarios of fictional families with different family makeup examples each making various incomes and different expense and lifestyle situations. The teams were asked to review their scenario and assume they were that family. They had to work as a team to decide what expenses to keep and what to reduce or get rid of. This exercise simulated the tough choices that families in similar situations have to make everyday in our society. iescen
Simple Student Budget This document is a "simple budget" where the teams were asked to pretend they were freshmen in college and to create a monthly budget. Instead of having major subcategories of expenses, the students were only asked to look at their income sources and think about fixed and other expenses at a high level. The point of this exercise was to determine if based on one's lifestyle as a freshman in college, are you living with a surplus or already accumulating debt that cannot be managed at an early age. ssbud
Credit Card Exercise Credit cards are an important component of the American society. The issue facing many people, in particular young people is lack of knowledge in understanding what credit cards are and how they can positively or negatively impact your financial life. This activity asked students to compare the pros and cons of various credit. They are asked to compare benefits and think about things like interest levels, fees and other terms of credit cards. ccard
Wants vs. Needs VERY IMPORTANT DOCUMENT - This spreadsheet will be used as a homework assignment for the students during the entire month of April. Students are asked to document every single thing they spend money, whether they are paying a bill or buying a candy bar. They are then asked to put their spending in one of two columns, "Wants" or "Needs". It is up to the student to decide the appropriate category. The student would then total the two and determine which column had the greatest percentage of spending. Select students will be asked to share their results during the first session in early May. econtest


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Useful Links

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These forms are for the C.A.S.H. Mentor Program 2014 registration cycle.

Parent(s)/Guardian(s) Form

This form must be printed out, signed by the parent(s)/guardian(s), and brought to the first meeting.

Document Title Description File
General Release This form is required of all students who register for the program. This is to be signed by the student's parent or legal guardian and gives permission for the organization to print the student's name and post pictures in any media or marketing material related to the program. General Release

Registration is now open for 2014

Mentee Form

To access the Mentee application form, click below.

Mentor Form

To access the Mentor application form, click below.

Please review the following requirements and expectations for everyone involved in the C.A.S.H. Program. All parties should ONLY consider joining the program if they are able to meet ALL of the requirements of their particular group.

Student Requirements

  • Attend all 16 sessions or the majority of them
  • Participate each week by providing input at the sessions
  • Obey rules of the program
  • Respect other students of the program
  • Take plenty of notes from mentors and guest speakers
  • Be a good team player, help your team members
  • Be willing to put in the work that the program requires
  • Bringy our A-Game as this is a very competitive program
  • Have a serious commitment toward preparing yourself for college
  • Engage in public presentations to the entire audience
  • Utilize the Chapter’s website weekly to find program resources

Mentor Requirements

  • Attend the sessions that you commit to whether it’s the part-time or full-timeschedule
  • Facilitate the weekly sessions but let your team of students take the lead
  • Administer the rules of the program with students
  • Be prepared each week by reviewing the Mentor Resource documents for each week’ssessions
  • Have a team contact strategy to communicate with students throughout the program(CRITICAL)
  • Be a good team player, communicate with your fellow team mentors
  • Be willing to put in additional hours with your team outside of the regular Fridaymeetings (in particular near the end of the program)
  • Bring your A-Game because the students are watching you
  • Have a passion about helping our youth prepare themselves for college and beyond

Parent Requirements

  • Attend a minimum of 2 of the 16 sessions in order for the student to graduate. Werecommend the following:
    • “HowTo Pay For College” and/or
    • “FinancialLiteracy II” and/or
    • “TheCommunity Service Event” and/or “Case Competition Presentation Day”
  • Help spread the word about the program to other parents through PTA, school,community organizations, work, etc.
  • Participatein parent discussions as the students are in sessions with their teams and mentors
  • Encourage your child to complete the entire program (January through June)
  • Review the program website for resources such as scholarship information<
  • Provide suggestions on how to improve the program
  • Complete the General Release form

Program Assistant Requirements

  • Attend the sessions that you commit to whether it’s the part-time or full-timeschedule
  • Assist Program Director with administering the running of the program
  • Help to hold students accountable for results
  • Help communicate with students, mentors and parents and partners about programevents
  • Help mentors to contact students throughout the program year
  • Assist with picture-taking and video capture throughout the program
  • Be a good team player, communicate with everyone in the program
  • Be willing to put in additional hours with “behind-the-scenes” tasks + toward endof program
  • Have a passion about helping our youth prepare themselves for college and beyond

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