Financial literacy under spotlight at NDG talent show

Global News

WATCH ABOVE: On the last day of Black history month an event was thrown to help create awareness on financial literacy among young people. Global’s Billy Shields has more.

MONTREAL — Jaye-Marie Hunter, 15, shyly approached the microphone at the Oscar Peterson Concert Hall and started to sing.

Although it was just a sound check, she said she was still a bit nervous preparing to perform.

She was going to face off against about two-dozen other hopefuls.

But when it comes to money she’s strictly business.

“When you think of the future, you really have to think about money, because money is power,” she said.

The “Monnaie-Money” talent show she practiced for is a benefit that has occurred for a half-dozen years to help fund a financial literacy program from the Carrefour-Jeunesse, an organization in Cote-des-Neiges aimed at helping young people find jobs.

This is “going to wrap up…

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