|For Immediate Release
|June 30, 2004
||Contact: Cheryl Weiss
Wisconsin First Lady Jessica Doyle to be Luncheon Keynote
Speaker at Milwaukee Youth Enterprise Academy
(Madison) Wisconsin First Lady Jessica Doyle will be the keynote speaker
at the 2004 Milwaukee Youth Enterprise Academy (YEA) luncheon and awards
ceremony on Friday, July 2, 2004. The event will be held in the West Ballroom
of the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee's Student Union at 12:00 noon.
The luncheon is a special opportunity to congratulate this year's students
and their families.
The YEA, now in its seventh year, is a two-week financial-education summer
course. This year 26 ninth and tenth grade central city Milwaukee Public
School (MPS) students are attending and learning basic principles of personal
finance, leadership, and economics.
The students learn about money management (credit, spending, saving and
investing), how to write and present a Stock Analyst Report, how to prepare
for college while still in high school, basic principles of being successful
in business, basic concepts of a market economy and how to recognize and
apply the economic way of thinking.
Each student who successfully completes the program receives a $500 U.S.
Savings Bond and is eligible for one-quarter unit of MPS social studies
The YEA is run under the direction of Dr. Mark Schug, director of Center
for Economic Education at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM).
Primary instructors include Lisa, Marion-Howard, principal, Byron Kilbourn
School, Tim O'Driscoll, economics teacher, Arrowhead High School, Dr.
Beverly Cross, professor of curriculum and instruction, UWM, and Dr. Schug.
The Bradley Foundation and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
provide funding for the course.
For more information about the YEA contact Dr. Mark Schug at: 414-229
4842 or email him at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about First Lady Jessica Doyle's presentation at
the YEA contact Cheryl Weiss at the Wisconsin Department of Financial
Institutions at: 608-264-7875.