New York Mom launches financial literacy book series for kids

Kids Who Bank helps kids shift their mindset to be entrepreneurs
By: Kids Who Bank
JAMAICA, N.Y. - Nov. 14, 2016 - PRLog -- The Kids Who Bank Initiative alongside Keys4Kids 501 (c) (3) hosted their Holiday Fundraiser on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at Taj II located at 48 West 21st Street, New York, NY.

The event doubled as the launch for the 1st book in the Kids Who Bank series: "Kidpreneurs: Vol.1: Wants vs. Needs" by Jatali Bellanton now available for purchase at

The fundraiser was the first of many in their hopes of implementing financial literacy into the curriculum of all schools and organizations via workshops, speaking engagements and outreaching events worldwide including a book tour starting January 2017 where the 1st edition will be donated to various schools in New York City, Miami, Haiti, Jamaica, Grenada, St. Lucia, French Guiana, London and the list is still growing. This book series was created to teach children's financial literacy in story format and spark the minds of young entrepreneurs while they learn how to create and manage revenue.

The fundraiser was directed and hosted by the Founder of Kids Who Bank Initiative, Jatali Bellanton alongside collaborations with LoveLee Events, Keys4Kids USA, Stilettos & Sounds LLC and was promoted by Levels Management and Juicy Boss Promos.

Sponsors for this fundraiser were: Fleur De Vie 501©3, Lady BookWorm pending 501 ©3, Keys Media and Rubix Strategies. Angie Martinez also donated an autographed copy of her book "My Voice".

Official Liquor Sponsor: Bartenura Blue

Media Sponsors: Black Enterprise, The Source, Alize LaVie and Irie Jam Media

Over 100 guests watched and engaged with a diverse panel that spoke about the influence of financial literacy and entrepreneurship. The panel was moderated by Jatali Bellantonand included:

Special Guests & Panelists were: ▪ Lynn Spivey - NAACP NYCHA President
▪ Dr. Mamadou - UN Ambassador of Gambia
▪ Landon Dais, Esq. - Board Member of HIIC & Public Advocate
▪ Rowena Husbands - ( & Dolphin Entertainment Management Group
▪ Neffi Walker - Lenoir Home, Interior/Furniture Designer
▪ Omi McIntosh - Fan Fam, Inc.
▪ Melissa Lebron - ‎CEO of W. M. Stone Enterprises, Inc. Coutrá Music Group, Inc & E2 Northeast Motorsports, Inc.

Two of the most powerful moments of the event were when Dr. Mamadou Tangara said that his initial drive was a promise from his parent to get a bicycle if he did good in school and when Landon, ESQ. stated that, "Having GoFund Me pages are not life insurance."

Shani A, Faure, CMP Stilettos & Sounds LLC
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