Voorhees chosen to participate in Budgetball Tournament
January 4, 2010
Voorhees College has been selected as one of ten Historically Black Colleges and Universities to participate in the Budgetball Civic Engagement initiative.
The purpose of the Budgetball Civic Engagement Initiative is to help young adults take charge of their own financial future.
Participants will gain a better understanding of the issues regarding fiscal responsibility and empower them to participate in conversations about issues that will impact their financial health.
The National Academy of Public Administration will provide support for Voorhees College to engage students in the Budgetball Civic Engagement Initiative, which will include hosting a Budgetball tournament and coordinating related educational activities related to fiscal responsibility.
Voorhees College will receive $6,000 to support this initiative. The training session for the Budgetball tournament will be held January 6-8 in Washington, DC.
Dr. Norma Givens, professor and coordinator of the Business Administration Program, will be the faculty adviser for the student participants at Voorhees.
André Grant, a junior business major from Charleston, S.C., will be the student from Voorhees traveling to Washington, D.C. for the training session. While visiting Washington, Grant will meet Congressman James E. Clyburn.
President Sellers is looking forward to Voorhees’ participation in the program.
“Voorhees College is excited to be a part of this initiative,” said President Sellers. “Our students will gain invaluable information on financial responsibility that will help them understand how to address fiscal challenges when they occur.”