theGrio’s 100: Sabrina Lamb, empowering minority youth to handle money

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Sabrina Lamb (courtesy of Sabrina Lamb)

Sabrina Lamb (courtesy of Sabrina Lamb)

Who is Sabrina Lamb?

Sabrina Lamb is a best-selling author, media commentator and keynote speaker. She is also the head of WorldofMoney.org, a non-profit organization for children.

Prior to establishing WorldofMoney.org, Lamb spent several years as a volunteer at the Harlem Hospital Border Baby Unit. She is also the best-selling author of the satirical A Kettle Of Vultures…Left Beak Marks On My Forehead.

Lamb has been honored with numerous awards and accolades. She is the recipient of the BDPA Small Business Innovator Award, Rainbow Push/Wall Street Project Honors, New York State Z-Hope Award, NV Magazine 2011 Movers & Shakers and National Black MBA New York Metro Chapter Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

Her most recent claim to fame is being the woman behind the petition to stop rapper Shawty Lo’s “All My Babies’ Mamas” reality TV show being aired on Oxygen. After 37,000 supporters on Change.org the network last month announced it was not going forward with the controversial show.

Sabrina is a noted media commentator and former stand-up comedian. She graduated from Lincoln University and attended St. John’s University School of Law.

Why is she on theGrio’s 100?

Lamb is the founding CEO of WorldofMoney.org. Established in New York City in 2005, the non-profit organization provides financial education to underserved youth in the city and surrounding areas. She uses her pulling power and extensive network to invite financial experts to empower youngsters by teaching them about disciplined savings, stocks & bonds, real estate investment and much more.

Under her leadership, she has spearheaded the organization’s Youth Financial Education Training Institute, a three week, intensive training, which takes place each summer in the New York metropolitan area. The curriculum offers key topics, such as budgeting, investing, disciplined savings and responsible credit card usage to predominately African-American participants.

WorldofMoney.org is a member of New York City’s Financial Education Network, the Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York, Council of Urban Professionals, 89 Broads, Harlem Chamber of Commerce and is listed as a “Who’s Who in Black New York.”

What’s next for Lamb?

Her forthcoming book, “Do I Look Like An ATM? A Parent’s Guide To Raising Financially Responsible Children,” is due to be published next month.

Follow Sabrina Lamb on twitter at @sabrinalamb