Kristin Aguilera, Deputy Director
Museum of American Finance
New York – The Museum of American Finance announced today the launch of the Museum Finance Academy, a 10-week financial literacy course for 11th and 12th graders with the goal of teaching students to aspire to financial independence, develop an appreciation for savings, make financial goals and learn to avoid scams.
Students will learn the life cycle of spending and saving which is critical as students leave high school and move on to college or a career. Progress will be tracked and students who successfully complete the program will receive a certificate. The top student of the semester will be awarded a $5,000 college scholarship.
The Academy is being launched as a pilot program for the fall 2011 semester and is being offered at no charge to students on a first come, first served basis. Classes will begin the week of October 4, 2011 and will be held once a week. They will be offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 3:30pm to 5:00pm, and Saturdays from 11:30am to 1:00pm. Enrollment is limited to 20 students per class.
The application deadline for the Museum Finance Academy is September 30, 2011. The one-page program application is available below. For additional information on this program, please call 212-908-4110 or e-mail FinanceAcademy@moaf.org.
About the Museum of American Finance
The Museum of American Finance, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, is the nation’s only public museum dedicated to finance, entrepreneurship and the open market system. With its extensive collection of financial documents and objects, its seminars and educational programming, its publication and oral history program, the Museum portrays the breadth and richness of American financial history, achievement and practices. The Museum is located at 48 Wall Street, on the corner of William Street, and is open Tues–Sat, 10 am – 4 pm.