Cedar Brook Financial Partners’ Howard Slater, MBA, MSFS®, ChFC®, CLU, Volunteers with College Now

Veteran financial advisor, Howard Slater, mentors students in Cleveland’s College Now college-prep program.

Cleveland, OH, March 01, 2015 --(PR.com)-- Howard Slater, MBA, MSFS®, ChFC®, CLU, a partner of Cedar Brook Financial Partners LLC, one of the region’s largest independent wealth management firms, is volunteering his time to another program devoted to educate youths called College Now. Mr. Slater is now mentoring young adults through Cleveland’s 50-year old College Now, college-preparatory program.

Students who receive college scholarships from College Now agree to participate in the mentoring program, which has attracted tremendous community interest. In fact, only two-thirds of the adults who apply to be mentors are selected.

Mr. Slater is mentoring two students. His goal is to teach them financial and business knowledge they’ll need to navigate through college and beyond.

Mr. Slater dedicates his time and expertise to several other local volunteer programs. The veteran financial advisor is also leading the Junior Achievement (JA) program at Fuchs Mizrachi, an independent school for children 18 months old through high school. The JA Company Program is a comprehensive business, entrepreneurship and economics curriculum for students in grades nine through twelve.

Mr. Slater just completed a financial literacy program for seniors at Laurel School, an independent school for girls in Kindergarten through high school in Cleveland, Ohio. Over sixty young women attended the four-session program.

“I’m thrilled to be part of College Now’s mentoring program. It’s wonderful to be part of a program with a track record of having students be five times as likely to graduate from college as other low-income college students. My students are genuinely interested in gaining important business and financial knowledge that they can use now and throughout their lives.”

About Cedar Brook Financial Partners
Headquartered in Cleveland, OH, with offices in West Bloomfield, MI, and Palm Beach Gardens, FL, Cedar Brook Financial Partners is one of the largest independent wealth management firms in the region, according to Crain’s Cleveland Business 2014. Cedar Brook’s seventy-plus professionals deliver customized, personal services including comprehensive wealth strategies, investment and insurance advice, retirement plan consulting, and group benefit programs to physicians, corporate executives, privately held business owners, and families. Cedar Brook has been recognized again, as a Top Workplace in Northeast Ohio by WorkplaceDynamics according to the Plain Dealer's 2014 study. The firm offers securities through Securities America Inc., member FINRA/SIPC. Advisory services are offered through Securities America Advisors Inc., an SEC Registered Investment Advisor. Cedar Brook Financial Partners LLC and the Securities America companies are not affiliated. For more information, please visit www.cedarbrookfinancial.com.
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Laura Sheridan