On The Conscious Consultant Hour, Sam welcomes Nonprofit Executive Director, Roy Paul.
Roy Paul comes to Cents Ability with years of experience in the non-profit, political and private sectors. At the age of 19, he became the youngest African-American elected to office in New York State, serving 5 years on a School Board.
Cents Ability is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to educating and empowering high school students to achieve their goals through the prudent and informed management of their financial resources.
Prior to Cents Ability, he served as the head of Government Relations and Outreach for the Jamel Robinson Child Welfare Reform Initiative. He is spearheading exciting growth at Cents Ability, including the expansion into cities like Chicago and Jersey City.
Abrahams Quote: It’s wonderful for us all to be a little bit more child like.
Kids need very little to appreciate life with their vivid imaginations.
Our imagination is one of our greatest abilities that we have.
Roy was 19 when he ran for school board.
He served 5 years on the school board and learned an incredible amount.
He then ended up doing a podcast where one of his podcasts became the most popular podcast on the school website. He did an interview with Maya Angelo.
Roy works with kids and teaching them how to create a budget, when it comes time to.
It is important to teach this to kids at such a young age so that they are not going crazy and they’re in debt when they get older.
Roy met with one of the Medoff victims and she said to him :It is so amazing that you are doing this because if I had gotten this help and this learning experience at a younger age, I wouldn’t have gotten in the mess I got myself into.