Edward Waters College (EWC) will partner with Operation HOPE to launch the Banking On Our Future College Edition (BOOF CE). This program equips college students with tools to understand the language of money, cultivate a spirit of giving, and live a dignified life as they define. Mr. Omari Peterson, the National Program Manager of Operation HOPE, Inc. introduced the program during campus chapel service Wednesday, February 25th.
BOOF CE first introduces college freshmen to the tools needed to make critical financial decisions and avoid mistakes. Participants then examine their individual financial personality and develop healthy financial practices and attitudes. The final phase prepares college seniors for their post-college journey, equipping them with tools devoted to maintaining sound finances and an ethic of giving back.
EWC is one of 19 historically black colleges or universities (HBCUs) to establish this program on their campuses to help address the current economic crisis of students graduating with thousands of dollars of student loans and credit card debt. BOOF CE will begin during the Fall 2015 semester.
About Edward Waters College
Edward Waters College (EWC), accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges, and Schools (SACS) and member of the United Negro College Fund (UNCF), is a private, historically black, urban college which offers a liberal arts education with a strong emphasis on the Christian principles of high moral and spiritual values. EWC was established in 1866 and is an African Methodist Episcopal Church-related institution of learning. It is the oldest private institution of higher education in the State of Florida.