2016 LAHS alumnus and DC-based cybersecurity professional Nate Delgado will return to Los Alamos on September 24 to lead a free workshop on financial literacy and professional development. Courtesy/Room
Los Alamos High School (LAHS) 2016 alumnus and DC-based cybersecurity professional Nate Delgado returns to his hometown to host a free financial literacy and professional development workshop aimed at helping seniors and other students from Los Alamos and Pojoaque Valley High Schools.
The free “Forget Algebra” workshop is sponsored by the Del Norte Credit Union and is taking place at projectY cowork from 10-11:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 24. Delgado returns to New Mexico to share his passion for helping students apply strategy to their careers.
Delgado emphasizes “mature” subjects often missing from traditional high school curricula:
- Resume Writing for the Modern Workplace;
- Analytical approaches to landing your dream job; and
- Essential personal finance skills.
“Young adults face an economy where even the most prepared face an uphill battle to access the basics of the American dream,” said Delgado, who holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Southern California. “I give our young people the tools to start their careers with confidence and a path to financial security. »
“Forget Algebra” is Delgado’s platform for passing on proven tips and tricks he’s picked up over his own career to the next generation. Delgado has visited LAHS classrooms before to talk about these topics. “His energizing and interactive presentation style makes seemingly boring topics fun and engaging.” After a session last spring, the students approached an AP English professor asking for copies of Delgado’s slides. “That never happens,” she said in recognition of the impression her presentation made.
Today, his project aligns with the mission of the Del Norte LOV Foundation, an independent foundation associated with the Del Norte Credit Union (DNCU), to improve the lives of young people and families in New Mexico. The DNCU and the Del Norte LOV Foundation have partnered with a digital content platform called Banzai that helps kids, teens, and young adults dive into financial topics in clear, relevant lessons. Banzai content uses real life scenarios to demonstrate the power of good financial planning.