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WHO: LL Cool J, Alicia Keys, Nas, Russell Simmons, T.I., Fabolous,  Reggaeton stars Wisin Y Yandel, M1 of dead prez, DJ Marley Marl, DJ Clue, Kevin Liles, Chris Lighty, HSAN President/CEO Dr Benjamin Chavis, Papoose,  Tru Life, Jinx Da Juve, Manio,  Ed Lover,  Chrysler Financial experts Gerrod Parchmon and James Whitlow and elected officials Congressman Gregory Meeks (D- Southeast Queens) and Congressman Charlie Rangel (D- Harlem)
The first Hip-Hop Summit on Financial Empowerment in New York City. The Hip-Hop Summit on Financial Empowerment’s “Get Your Money Right” National Tour, now in its second successful year, brings together the powerful combination of celebrities and Chrysler Financial experts to speak to students and 18-35 year olds about the importance of financial literacy. The topics to be covered include the basics of banking, home ownership, repairing bad credit and understanding credit scores, entrepreneurship, vehicle financing and more. The “Get Your Money Right” workbook, which will be given to all participants, is available in both English and Spanish and is downloadable on the site. The “Get Your Money Right” tour includes stops in five additional cities, including May 20 in Miami, September 16 in Atlanta, September 30 in Los Angeles and October 14 in Dallas.

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WHERE: Manhattan Center Studios’ Hammerstein Ballroom; 311 West 34 Street (between 8-9 Avenues)

WHEN: Saturday, April 22, 2006. Doors open at 12 Noon; Press Check in at 11am. PRESS ROOM FROM 12NOON – 1:30PM

April is Financial Literacy month. Recent survey results released in a news conference in the Federal Reserve boardroom showed U.S. teenagers lack the fundamentals of personal financial knowledge.  According to Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy, results of a survey taken by 5,775 high school seniors in 37 states, shows financial literacy is still a significant area for improvement with youth.  The Hip-Hop Summit on Financial Empowerment is a grassroots effort to help engage young people in discussions about the importance of personal finance.

Title Sponsor is Chrysler Financial. Presenting sponsor is Anheuser-Busch, Inc. Media partner is Clear Channel’s Power 105.1 FM WWPR. The educational partner is New York University Tisch School of the Arts. Community partners include the Hispanic Federation, the National Urban League, the Hip-Hop Theater Festival and the Ghett Film School.

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