The Museum of American Finance has opened registration for the Fall 2012 semester of the Museum Finance Academy, an 8-week financial education course offered to 11th and 12th graders. The program is free of charge and requires no prior knowledge about finance or economics.
Students must register online by September 15 and will be admitted on a first come, first served basis.
In this course students will be taught the basics of personal finance, including how to aspire to financial independence, develop an appreciation for savings, make financial goals and learn to avoid scams. Classes will be held once a week beginning September 27 on Thursdays and Fridays from 4:00 to 5:30pm, and Saturdays from 10:30am to 12:00pm.
In October 2011, the Museum of American Finance launched the Museum Finance Academy, a financial literacy program for high school juniors and seniors. Admission is free for students and is on a first come, first served basis. Upon successful completion of the program, all students will receive a certificate and the top student(s) will receive a college scholarship.