WHAT IS THE 8TH GRADE STOCK MARKET PROGRAM?
Big Shoulders Fund developed the Stock Market Program to bring business professionals into eighth grade classrooms to teach basic concepts related to the stock market, investing, and careers in business. The Stock Market Program provides the opportunity for eighth grade students to learn about the financial markets, personal savings and investing concepts, and careers within the financial industry. This interactive learning project is taught by volunteer teachers with an interest in mentoring talented and committed children who otherwise would not have the benefit of being exposed to such concepts. Professionals with a background in the financial markets and investing can share their knowledge and encourage young people to get involved in the profession in a supportive, structured environment.