Poverty Reduction Initiative Super Saturday Special
Saturday, February 9, 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
TBAISD Career-Tech Center, 880 Parsons Road, Traverse City
Aiming for Financial Security will be the focus of a Super Saturday Special hosted by theTraverse Bay Poverty Reduction Initiative (PRI) February 9 in Traverse City. The event will run from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the TBAISD Career-Tech Center located at 880 Parsons Road.
The featured speaker will be Angie Cranney, the owner of Archer Full Throttle, an online store offering high quality hunting apparel and equipment. Cranney will share her story of how using an Individual Development Account (IDA) helped her realize her dream of running her own business. Attendees will learn how they can benefit from an IDA, which is a matched savings program.
The Super Saturday Special will include workshops on Parent and Child Budgeting; Why Your Credit Report Matters; Healthy Foods on a Budget; and How to Protect Your Children. There will also be information booths for a variety of community agencies, free tax preparation for those who qualify, and a Wings of Wonder presentation.
There's no cost to attend the event which includes free snacks, lunch, and daycare. There will also be door prizes such as gas cards and discount coupons.
To reserve a spot call 800-442-1713 or 231-590-0100. You can find more information online at, TraverseBayPRI.org.
The Traverse Bay Poverty Reduction Initiative is a community-driven, collaborative effort to reduce poverty in the Traverse Bay region. The program was born out of the Poverty Summit, held in February 2004, in which 225 area residents joined together to address the issue of poverty in our area. The Poverty Reduction Initiative consists of representatives from local businesses, public and government agencies, and concerned citizens. Working subcommittees focus on five strategic directions: Navigating, Mentoring, Education, Advocacy, and Communications.
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