NGPF Podcast: Nohely Peraza, Voice of A First Gen Student
Thanks to Nohely Peraza, a student at Eastside College Preparatory School in East Palo Alto, California. As a high school senior and the first in her family to attend college this fall, Nohely provides a voice to the hopes, dreams and financial concerns that accompany higher education in the U.S. She also describes the financial responsibilities that she has taken on in her household and the lessons that she has learned from that experience. Be ready to be inspired by Nohely’s story!
About the Author
Tim's saving habits started at seven when a neighbor with a broken hip gave him a dog walking job. Her recovery, which took almost a year, resulted in Tim getting to know the bank tellers quite well (and accumulating a savings account balance of over $300!). His recent entrepreneurial adventures have included driving a shredding truck, analyzing executive compensation packages for Fortune 500 companies and helping families make better college financing decisions. After volunteering in 2010 to create and teach a personal finance program at Eastside College Prep in East Palo Alto, Tim saw firsthand the impact of an engaging and activity-based curriculum, which inspired him to start a new non-profit, Next Gen Personal Finance.