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CONTACT: Jody L. Miller
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JLM PR, Inc.
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Chrysler Financial/Amber Gowen
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MEDIA ALERT

Hip-Hop Summit Action Network Presents “Get Your Money Right” Financial Summit in Miami on Saturday, May 20 at Florida Memorial University

WHO:

HSAN Participants: Fat Joe, Russell Simmons, Pitbull, Trina, Remy Ma, Mc Lyte, Doug E. Fresh, Dre, Krayzie Bone, Layzie Bone And Wish Bone Of Bone Thugs ā€™Nā€™ Harmony, HSAN President/CEO Dr. Benjamin Chavis, DJ Ideal, Prince Markie Dee Of 103.5 The Beat, Ted Lucas, President/Ceo Of Slip ā€™Nā€™ Slide Records, Felix Sama From Mega 94.9

Chrysler Financial Experts/
Interview Opportunities:
James Whitlow, Gerrod Parchmon – Chrysler Financial Panelists
Stephen Starks – Director of Southeast Business Center-Chrysler Financial
Eydel Perez – Chrysler Financial Southeast Business Center (Spanish-speaking interviewee)

WHAT:

The Hip-Hop Summit Action Network (HSAN) “Get Your Money Right” financial fundamentals and empowerment tour. Hip-Hop celebrities and Chrysler Financial experts will speak to the youth audience on the importance of home ownership, credit repair, entrepreneurship and vehicle financing.

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 www.hsan.org site.

WHEN:

Saturday, May 20, 2006
Artists/panelists/VIP arrival: Noon
Media arrival: Noon
Doors Open: Noon
Program: 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

WHERE:

Florida Memorial University
A. Chester Robinson Athletic Center
5800 N.W. 42nd Avenue
Miami Gardens, Fla. 33054

OTHER:

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.

Community Partners: Florida Memorial University and the Miami Urban League