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JA and CNBC to Host a “Summit for a More Equitable and Just Tomorrow” on December 8

Event to Include Participation from Two Local West Michigan Students

As an extension of their digital and experiential learning resources, Junior Achievement is partnering with Invest in You: Ready. Set. Grow., CNBC’s financial wellness and education initiative in partnership with Acorns, to host a “Summit for a More Equitable and Just Tomorrow” on December 8 at 1pm ET. West Michigan will be proudly represented on the broadcast by Roberto Gonzalez-Martinez and Sabrina Nguyen (both seniors at Kelloggsville High School) who will be invited to ask a question of the esteemed panel.

Hosted by CNBC Senior Personal Finance Correspondent Sharon Epperson, this unique interactive event will give teens across America direct access to some of the country’s most knowledgeable experts on economic empowerment, especially as it relates to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The panelists will offer simple, straightforward strategies to help empower participants to strive toward promoting a more equitable and just tomorrow.

Panelists include:

  • Sahil Bloom, Vice President, Altamont Capital Partners
  • Rianka Dorsainvil, Co-Founder & CEO, 2050 Wealth Partners
  • Yanely Espinal, Director of Educational Outreach, Next Gen Personal Finance
  • Akbar Gbajabiamila, Host, American Ninja Warrior and American Ninja Warrior Junior and member, CNBC Financial Wellness Advisory Council
  • and Special Guest Marc Morial, President & CEO, National Urban League

“Economic empowerment is essential for creating a more equitable and just tomorrow,” said William Coderre, JAMGL President and CEO. “By partnering with CNBC on this virtual summit, our goal is to address many of the questions today’s teens have about economic disparity in our society and steps that we can take to eliminate barriers and create greater opportunity for everyone, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, orientation, religion, or disability. We are very excited that two of our own West Michigan students have been included in this event!”

“Diversity, equity and inclusion have long been a top priority for us at CNBC,” said Satpal Brainch, President, CNBC Business News Worldwide. “This virtual summit with Junior Achievement will bring together well-respected voices from different backgrounds to help inform and educate the next generation on an important topic affecting so many people across the country.” 

Students, parents and teachers interested in participating in the virtual summit can learn more and register at

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