SNHU to design financial literacy curriculum

Southern New Hampshire University will have a hand in turning today’s high school students into tomorrow’s savvy investors, thanks in part to a grant awarded to the school’s Center for Financial Studies by the NASD Investor Education Foundation.

The $103,300 grant will be used to develop an interactive investment education program and curriculum designed to promote financial literacy among high school students.

The Financial Literacy Training for High School Students Program will develop an interactive curriculum that uses Internet resources to provide practical training to students on selecting a financial advisor, investment diversification, selecting mutual funds and investment and retirement planning.

“We are delighted to be working jointly with the NASD Investor Education Foundation on this financial literacy initiative addressing young people,” said David W. Fehr, associate professor of finance and director of the Center for Financial Studies and the NASD Grant Project principal. “We concur completely with the foundation that the high school population is an ideal target audience for financial training of this type.”

The project will be piloted in a Maryland high school and be designed for nationwide replication. — TRACIE STONE

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