Black History Month

Volunteer Spotlight Devin Del Palacio

ACEE values the culture, traditions, and history of our supporters. Join us in celebrating Black History Month!

Q: How did your family and culture influence who you are today? 

My family and culture have played a significant role in shaping who I am today. The values and traditions passed down by my parents and ancestors, as well as the cultural norms of my community, have influenced my decision-making and the way I interact with others. Additionally, my family and culture have played a role in shaping my identity, including my race, ethnicity, religion, and socioeconomic status. Understanding the role of my family and culture in shaping my identity and experiences is important for me as it enables me to connect and understand others who come from different backgrounds.

Q: Why is ACEE important to you?

The Arizona Council on Economic Education is important because it provides financial literacy education to school-aged children, equipping them with the skills and knowledge they need to make informed decisions about money and the economy throughout their lives. Financial literacy is a critical life skill that can have a significant impact on an individual’s ability to achieve financial stability and success. By teaching children about budgeting, saving, investing, and other financial concepts at a young age, the Arizona Council on Economic Education is helping to set them up for a lifetime of financial success. Additionally, by providing economic education to children, the council also helps them to develop a deeper understanding of the economic systems and institutions that shape our society and economy, which is important for informed citizens in the future.

Q: Why do you care about financial and economic education?

I care about financial and economic education because it is essential for personal and professional success. Understanding basic financial concepts such as budgeting, saving, and investing can help me make informed decisions about how to manage my money, plan for my future and reach my financial goals. Additionally, having knowledge about the economy and how it works can help me make better decisions about my career, investments, and overall financial well-being. Furthermore, being financially literate can also help me understand and navigate the complex financial systems and institutions that shape our society and economy. Overall, financial and economic education empowers me to take control of my financial future and make informed decisions that align with my values and goals.