2009 LaGuardia Leadership Team


Finding Your Financial Compass

Project Description

On Wednesday, May 27, 2009, the 2009 LaGuardia ASAP Leadership Team screened the independent film I.O.U.S.A: The Movie, which examines American debt culture and its long-term impact on American society. The move was followed by a panel discussion that included LaGuardia faculty, staff and students.


2009 La Guardia ASAP Leadership Team

Darnell Auguste, Carina Nieves, and Geizel Amador; Ingrid De Leon (Advisor Facilitator)



How did you decide on this project, and what do you hope to achieve?

Darnell: It was a group effort.  After some discussion, we agreed to focus on the financial area. We hope to provide direction for other students as they consider financial issues.

Geizel: Scholarships and the economic crisis are related issues for college students.  We wanted to come up with a project to address the big picture and educate our peers.

Carina:  And with recent tuition increases, this seemed to be especially important.  We hope to help set up guidelines to help students in their future financial decisions--especially in how they use credit and credit cards.


What have you learned through planning this project together?

Carina: I learned that depending on each other actually brings out the best in us!

Darnell: I've learned to trust myself and others more, and I'm better able to speak freely without being aggressive or shy.

Geizel:  We've all learned to compromise and to give opportunities to others.