Surviving The Game


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STG 2020 Know Your Worth!

Come and join us as we celebrate 15 years of educating youth and young adults about financial literacy. This year our focus is knowing your worth! We will talk about entrepreneurship and action steps you can take to start your business and grow your brand. We will also hear from Charles McGregor, Founder of Tribe Games who will share about his successful gaming business. Students will also learn about scholarship opportunities and a new Racial Justice Leadership Institute that will start during the fall 2020. Participants will also engage in a capstone action planning project that will be led by local legislatures to address racial justice issues related to homeownership and economic development in the African American community.

Participants must register to attend. Registration is free:

2019 STAR Scholar Ne’Asha Griffin


STG would like to congratulate Ms. Ne’Asha Griffin on being our 2019 scholarship winner.  This scholarship focusses on Guns Down Books Up! In a time when so many African American youth are loosing their lives to gun violence.  STG is proud to support academic scholars who turn their life experiences into areas to make change happen in their community.

Ms. Ne’Asha Griffin is the granddaughter of Ms. Birdell Beeks who this scholarship is named after.  Ne’Asha has made a decision to turn the tragedy  of loosing her grandmother into a passion for helping other children as a mental health professional. She is currently a sophomore majoring in Psychology and minoring in Business at Bethune Cookman University.  Ne’Asha we are so proud of you and we look forward to seeing you shine.  Congratulations! For more information about the STG STAR Scholarship honoring Birdell Beeks click here: STAR Scholar

Dr. Tina Marie Jackson

STG Founder/CEO

Listen to Dr. Tina M. Jackson, founder and CEO, tonight on 89.9 KMOJ “The People’s Station” –

Congratulations to All of the 2017 STG STAR Scholarship Recipients! Makayla Logan attending Florida A&M University,  Melissa Kaneakua attending Metropolitan State University, Aja Burnside attending Virginia State University, Deiondra VanDassor attending the University of Minnesota Duluth,  Myah Ashley-Staple… Read More

Creating Wealth By Educating Youth

Welcome to the Surviving the Game website.  Surviving the Game Financial Literacy Organization is a non-profit 501.c3 organization.  Our mission is to educate youth and young adults about health and wellness, economic development, entrepreneurship, real estate and understanding credit.  By providing opportunities that train, strengthen and develop personal leadership skills.  STG has been offering workshops and conferences to a diverse group of youth and young adults since 2005.  This year we are celebrating 15 years of service in the community.

“I am because we are.” -Dr. Tina Marie Jackson, Founder/CEO

Celebrating Over 10 Years of Service

The Surviving the Game Conference will be back in 2017 stay tuned for more details.

You may be young, but it’s never too soon to be thinking about Real Estate. Let’s take a look at just what Real Estate is.

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10th Annual STG Minneapolis Conference Agenda

Friday July 17th, 2015 1:00pm-6:30pm Tentative

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You’ve done your research and critical thinking and you still want to start a business?  Then, your next step is to determine if your idea is just a good idea or an actual business idea.

A Business Opportunity Vs. A Business Idea

Not all ideas can be turned into successful businesses. A Business Idea is an idea is that looks good and sounds good, but doesn’t meet a customers need. A Business Opportunity is is a business idea that also meets a consumer need.

Four Rules For Running Your Own Business

• Meet a consumer need

• Create value

• Keep good records!

• The customers’ needs should come first!


Who are the people who make up your unique market? (The people in your “sphere” friends, family, neighbors, classmates, community members & colleagues.)