Colorado U-Boulder students teach middle schoolers financial literacy

Lynn Russo Whylly's picture

As the school year wraps up, students at Summit Charter Middle School in Boulder will debrief on how their $25,000 stock portfolio performed.

The middle school students invested money under supervision as part of a course created and taught by accounting and finance students from the University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds School of Business.

The CU-Boulder students, with the guidance of Associate Professor Alan Jagolinzer of the Leeds School, have planned and provided 50-minute lessons at least twice weekly throughout the spring semester on everything from budgeting to debt, investment returns, market volatility and credit cards.

Read more