‘Good Credit’ workshop set for March 5

Staff Writer
Donaldsonville Chief

The Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council of the City of Donaldsonville (MYAC) invites all teenagers and their parents to “Good Credit” Workshop on Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 6 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 609 Railroad Avenue, Donaldsonville, La. The purpose of the workshop is to provide the youth of our city with insight into to obtaining and maintain credit.   Stephen “Steve” West of The Credit Coaches will be the speaker at the event.  Stephen West studied university courses for two years before working on people’s credit starting in 1998. From 1998 through 2004 Stephen made his living from legally, ethically and morally having items erased form credit reports. In 2004 Stephen made his most drastic change in business focusing on debt instead of credit. Now Stephen now focuses on the Cause and not the effect. Stephen also stopped charging for the whole "credit repair "process.  Stephen has a goal to help families get out of debt while restoring their families’ finances.  Stephen is a consumer advocate who also speaks on topics such as debt elimination, credit scoring, stopping collection agencies, identity theft, setting up corporations and protecting legal rights.

In addition to the meeting, MYAC will honor the Donaldsonville Area Chamber of Commerce nominees and selectee of the Teenager of the Year award.  The teenagers were from Ascension Catholic and Donaldsonville High Schools.

MYAC consists of a group of powerful young leaders committed to making a difference in Donaldsonville. They work on issues important to youth, talk to their peers, families and neighbors about their concerns and take action to address them. MYAC Commissioners represent high school students in their schools and neighborhoods. They meet with leaders of the community like the Mayor, City Council members, business owners and community groups to advocate for youth. MYAC meetings are open to the public. MYAC’s motto is “Young People Leading the Way to a Better Tomorrow.”

For more information, please contact Tamiko Francis Garrison, Coordinator of MYAC at 225-803-4042.