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Rockwell Financial Solutions’ Annual ‘1% Event’: Empowering Springfield’s At-Risk Youth

Rockwell Financial Solutions' Annual '1% Event': Empowering Springfield's At-Risk Youth

Springfield, MO – Rockwell Financial Solutions is gearing up for its much-anticipated annual “1% Event” on September 8th, 2024, as part of a philanthropic initiative set to make a positive impact. This event serves as a source of hope for at-risk youth in the community, with the goal of bringing transformative change to those facing challenges in academics, fatherless households, and poverty.

The central focus of the event involves providing free access to at-risk youth, constituting a substantial 80% of the expected 150 attendees. In collaboration with generous sponsors, Rockwell Financial Solutions is taking on the majority of the event’s costs, showcasing the firm’s steadfast commitment to reinvesting in the community.

Kyle Gardner, the forward-thinking owner of Rockwell Financial Solutions, emphasizes the event’s mission, stating, “The objective is to change lives. We aim to reach those in need the most, which is why at-risk youth are granted complimentary access to this transformative experience.”

To strengthen the financial foundation of the event, Rockwell is making 10-20% of the tickets available for purchase. This strategic approach allows those able to contribute financially to “pay it forward.” The proceeds from ticket sales are then reinvested into the event, ensuring its sustainability and broadening its impact in the years to come.

What distinguishes the 1% Event is its unique “interview style” format. Unlike traditional conferences, the event features real business owners sharing their experiences and insights in a conversational manner. Gardner expresses dissatisfaction with conventional conferences, noting, “Most conferences hire professional speakers to hype everyone up. But what have they actually built? Our speakers are real business owners who have faced challenges, stumbled, and built something tangible.”

The interview format provides an authentic and relatable platform for the speakers. Gardner emphasizes, “Our speakers don’t do this professionally; they may stutter or lose their train of thought. The interview style alleviates the pressure, making it like having a normal conversation. They don’t need to memorize a 30+ minute speech.”

In a deliberate move towards a more concert-like atmosphere than a traditional conference, the 1% Event is designed to be entertaining and energetic. Attendees can expect an electrifying ambiance with cool music, sparklers, smoke cannons, and an overall lively atmosphere. The objective is to create an event that sharply contrasts with traditional conferences, where attendees often find themselves constantly checking the time.

“We want this event to be an experience, not just another conference,” Gardner remarks. “We don’t want people looking at their watches constantly; we want them engaged, entertained, and inspired. It’s about making a real impact and creating lasting memories.”

The 1% Event serves as a testament to Rockwell Financial Solutions’ dedication to community engagement and empowerment. By specifically targeting at-risk youth and providing them with access to invaluable insights from real business owners, Rockwell goes beyond the conventional role of event hosting, becoming a catalyst for positive change in the lives of those who need it the most. This event exemplifies Rockwell Financial Solutions as a driving force for change, instilling hope and empowerment within the Springfield community.


Published By: Aize Perez

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