Geoffrey Griffin, a junior majoring in Banking and Finance has been a part of the most astounding things that has taken place on the campus of Johnson C. Smith University. His latest attribute to the campus, creating a student organization whose primary purpose is to advocate financial literacy.
Founder and creator of Young Success, Griffin has established this organization to not only advise the student body, but to also help those outside the gates of Johnson C. Smith, helping the people who need to understand the purpose of financial awareness and personal investment.
This junior with a 3.3 GPA started this organization based on a vision. “I saw myself as a statistic with regards to student loans and also looking at the African American spending habits and coming to the conclusion of why am I not rich in a Donald Trump perspective, where I need to invest in myself for the sole purpose of a great financial future and this is the vision that came to be Young Success,” said Griffin, who was constantly getting calls for financial help during the interview.
This student organization Young Success is based on three things: Image, Vision, and Financial Literacy, which these three components help in the areas of great job opportunities, long term goals, and finding financial stability. Griffin uses his tactics and knowledge of financial literacy as a way of turning money back into ones pockets in efforts of investing in one’s self.
With his legacy emerging on the campus of Johnson C. Smith University, Geoffrey Griffin wants to be remembered “as a student entrepreneur that took advantage of these four years, where I saw college as a way of leverage for both myself and the university in regards to business and finance,” stated Griffin as the interview came to a close and Griffin rushing to help out fellow students.