Cleveland, OH, May 16, 2015 — — Howard Slater, MBA, MSFS®, ChFC®, CLU, a partner of Cedar Brook Financial Partners LLC, one of the region’s largest independent wealth management firms, completed another year of devoting his time and expertise to teaching Laurel and Fuchs Mizrachi high school students entrepreneurial thinking, financial literacy and work-readiness skills.
Mr. Slater wrapped up the academic year by serving as a facilitator for Junior Achievement of Greater Cleveland’s Career-Readiness Symposium. This role involved bringing his class of Fuchs Mizrachi students to the conference, which attracted 1,200 students. The program, which included workshops and activities, was designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices.
The symposium was the ideal culmination of the entrepreneurial programs Mr. Slater has created and run at both schools. At Mizrachi, for example, Mr. Slater’s students were charged with starting their own entrepreneurial venture. Mr. Slater, their advisor, mentor and business advocate, used the assignment to provide a cross-disciplinary approach to entrepreneurism, including science, business and politics.
“Exposing kids to programs like Junior Achievement’s Career-Readiness Symposium, and challenging them by tasking them with starting a business, provides incredible teaching experiences,” explained Mr. Slater. “Financial literacy is a big deal. I couldn’t be more committed to ensuring that our students have the opportunity to learn practical and often difficult concepts that will assist them in the transition from students to being highly productive, positive, contributing members of our society,” continued Mr. Slater.
About Cedar Brook Financial Partners
Headquartered in Cleveland, OH, with offices in West Bloomfield, MI, and Palm Beach Gardens, FL, Cedar Brook Financial Partners is one of the largest independent wealth management firms in the region, according to Crain’s Cleveland Business 2014. Cedar Brook’s seventy-plus professionals deliver customized, personal services including comprehensive wealth strategies, investment and insurance advice, retirement plan consulting, and group benefit programs to physicians, corporate executives, privately held business owners, and families. Cedar Brook has been recognized again, as a Top Workplace in Northeast Ohio by WorkplaceDynamics according to the Plain Dealer’s 2014 study. The firm offers securities through Securities America Inc., member FINRA/SIPC. Advisory services are offered through Securities America Advisors Inc., an SEC Registered Investment Advisor. Cedar Brook Financial Partners LLC and the Securities America companies are not affiliated. For more information, please visit www.cedarbrookfinancial.com.