Colorado U-Boulder students teach middle schoolers financial literacy

Lynn Russo Whylly's picture
Thursday, June 6, 2013

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.

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