In partnership with First Boulevard, a Black-owned bank, actor Terrence ‘J’ Jenkins is advocating for increase financial literacy opportunities for students at historically Black college and university (HBCUs).
Under the initiative, Project Tassels, a video series will be created to touch on areas of money management including savings, budgeting and credit scores, Black Enterprise reported.
In a survey of 1,000 Black adults, carried out by Self Financial, 47% of respondents were worried about being judged for their credit score.
“I wasn’t entirely knowledgeable about the importance of financial literacy while attending North Carolina A&T State University, or even at the beginning of my career,” Jenkins said. “Had I known then what I know now about wealth building, I would’ve taken small steps to better manage my finances sooner.”
As an alum of North Carolina A&T State University, Jenkins has committed to supporting HBCUs over the years. Most recently, last month, he partnered with Aladdin Campus Dining to establish healthy eating programs at HBCUs, according to Black Enterprise.