Fidelity Investments has partnered with an afterschool program, Building Educated Leaders for Life, to bring the “Stock Market 101” curriculum to middle-school students in the Boston area this summer. It will educate sixth- and seventh-graders about the stock market and the economy to help them learn about the value of investing and, perhaps, encourage some to enter the asset management industry.
The program is one of several components of Fidelity’s ongoing support for BELL. In this program, Fidelity executives beginning in July have been going to the Mattahunt School in the Boston community of Mattapan every Thursday for six weeks to teach students basic lessons about the stock market, the economy, the lifecycle of a trade, fundamental stock analysis and technical analysis.
The program concludes on Aug. 13, when the students will share their analysis and research with their parents and Fidelity mentors.
“In addition to helping scholars develop basic financial literacy skills, the Fidelity Stock Market 101 program helps to open the scholars’ eyes to exciting career paths,” said BELL CEO Tiffany Cooper Gueye. “As a result, scholars can now envision themselves someday having a job on Wall Street, which instills in them the desire to set and achieve ambitious goals in life.”