Top photo: The students pictured were participants of the Coconino County Career Center YouthBuild program. Wi$e Up classes were held in over a three week period in February. On April 24, a celebration was held for them following a successful completion of the program. Jenny Erwin, the U.S. Department of Labor, Women's Bureau, Regional Administrator from San Francisco, Calif. was present for this event.
The Wi$e Up Financial Literacy program was facilitated by Holly Figueroa to help prepare people for the financial world that we are all a part of.
In the picture are (front row, from left to right): Holly Figueroa, Wi$e Up Trainer; Kelly Jenkins-Pultz, U.S. Department of Labor, Women's Bureau; Jenny Erwin, U.S. Department of Labor, Women's Bureau, Regional Administrator; Rosalia Trujillo; Bennie Vargas; Nameth Chee; Walee Crittenden and Lyle Holiday. Back row: Brendan Bradley; Dorothy Barber; Devon Riches; Ferdinand Benally; Omar Diaz; William Perry and Michael Brabec, YouthBuild CareerCoach.
Bottom photo: The next class of Wi$e Up participants. This session was sponsored by Native Americans for Community Action (NACA). There were 15 women who participated in a series of day-long workshops. Joseph Bia of Wells Fargo and Mark Frank of Edward Jones were guest speakers.