CHAMBER NEWS RELEASE
Los Alamos High School (LAHS) 2016 alumnus and D.C.-based cybersecurity professional Nate Delgado is returning to his hometown this spring to host a free financial literacy and professional development workshop aimed at helping graduating seniors and other students from Los Alamos and Pojoaque Valley high schools. The free “Forget Algebra” workshop, sponsored by Del Norte Credit Union and taking place at projectY cowork, will be held 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept 24.
Delgado returns to New Mexico to share his passion for helping students apply strategy to their careers. He emphasizes “adulting” topics he feels are often missing from traditional high school curriculums:
• Resume writing for the modern workplace
• Analytical approaches to landing your dream job
• Critical personal finance skills
“Young adults face an economy where even the best prepared encounter an uphill battle accessing the basics of the American Dream,” said Delgado, who has a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Southern California. “I’m equipping our youth with the tools to embark on their careers with confidence and a path towards financial security.”
“Forget Algebra” is Delgado’s platform for passing along proven tips and tricks picked up in his own career to the next generation. Delgado has previously visited LAHS classes to speak on these topics. His energizing and interactive presentation style makes seemingly boring topics fun and engaging. After a session last spring, students walked up to an AP English teacher asking her for copies of Delgado’s slides. “That never happens,” she said in recognition of the impression made by his presentation.
Today, his project aligns with the mission of the Del Norte LOV Foundation, an independent foundation associated with Del Norte Credit Union (DNCU), to improve lives of youth and families in New Mexico. DNCU and the Del Norte LOV Foundation have partnered with a platform called Banzai on digital content that helps kids, teens, and young adults dive into financial topics in clear and relatable lessons. The Banzai content use real-life scenarios to demonstrate the power of good financial planning. For more information on Banzai, visit https://projectylosalamos dnlf.teachbanzai.com/wellness.
For more information about Forget Algebra, visit https://forgetalgebra.com/.
To register for this free event, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/400331340817 for a ticket. Space is limited and participants must have a ticket to attend. For questions, contact Jeremy Smith at email@example.com.