Nothing was inspiring or motivating or could even be applied to real adult life…
Like financial literacy!
In summer school, I had more freedom around the curriculum, so I roped in my good friend Rashad.
At the time, he was working a commission-gig in the financial world after his basketball career had come to an end.
I invited Rashad to speak, and he was equally as shocked.
He could not believe how IMPRACTICAL the education system was.
We both knew something had to change.
So, we got to work with lesson plans and teaching the kids about financial literacy, money management, and the importance of investing.
This went on for a few years.
During that time, Rashad started to grow his social media following and became known as a financial father figure of sorts.
People looked to him for practical, easy to understand advice.
They trust his transparency!
They also stuck around for his unique insight into the sports entertainment industry and previous experience playing basketball.