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Ramapo College Stock Market Trading Lab Offers August Financial Literacy Camp for High School Students

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Information Sessions Scheduled

(MAHWAH, NJ) – High school students and their families are invited to attend an Information Session for the Financial Literacy & Stock Market Trading Program at Ramapo College of New Jersey on Wednesdays, April 17 or June 12, from 7 to 8 p.m. The sessions take place in the College’s Global Financial Markets Trading Laboratory in the Anisfield School of Business, Room ASB-527. Pre-registration is requested online at www.ramapo.edu/cipl/youth/stockmarketfinlit.html.

In response to the new learning requirements for New Jersey high school-age students prescribed in the national Common Core Standards, the program focuses on financial literacy and the stock market to help high school students form good financial habits. The full-day program runs August 5 through 9. Through interactive hands-on activities, students learn about the importance of saving, budgeting and building a credit record. Each student is assigned a specific budget and researches and reports on lifestyle choices the budget allows. Students learn how to manage their money in preparation for entering the workforce.

Students also become engaged in the world of finance and the stock market in fun and interactive sessions in the College’s Global Financial Markets Trading Laboratory. This authentic stock market trading room, complete with electronic ticker display carrying financial data from multiple world markets, brings the experience of Wall Street and the global marketplace to the students’ summer. When asked how they spent their summer vacation, they can answer, “My parents gave me $1,000,000 and I used it to trade on Wall Street!” 

Additional summer youth programs include The Princeton Review SAT Prep Plus College Immersion program offered for entering 11th and 12th graders that runs July 22 through August 1.  Students receive four proctored SATs with detailed computer analysis of the results, 11 practice tests for the SAT and PSAT, extra online lessons, special college admissions seminars, and much more. For middle school grades, students may attend the full-day Ramapo Explorers-STEM Middle School Academic Camp that runs a two-week session July 8 through 19 and covers such topics as Science Matters, Robotics Rumble, GPS: Geo Problem Solvers (math), and CSI: Crime Science Investigation, and more.

The Ramapo College of New Jersey youth/pre-college programs are directed by Center for Innovative and Professional Learning. The Center supports postgraduate professional education, workforce development, and alternative learning. The Center also engages in internal and external educational partnerships to advance the College, and provides innovative continuous learning opportunities for community members of all ages.

For more information, contact the Center for Innovative and Professional Learning at (201) 684-7370 or visit www.ramapo.edu/ramapocamps.

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About Ramapo College

Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The comprehensive college is situated among the beautiful Ramapo Mountains, is within commuting distance to New York City, was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and boasts the best on-campus housing in New Jersey per Niche.com.

Ramapo College provides its students with individualized attention, mentorship, and supports; hands-on learning; and a range of opportunities for service and leadership development. Its graduation and retention rates exceed national averages and it places approximately 1,000 students per year in internships in New York City. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice; is recognized as the state’s top college on the list of Best Disability Schools by Great Value Colleges; is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools; and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others.  

Ramapo College’s over 40,000 alumni are the confident, intellectually curious, self-aware, and humble people who are highly sought after and who make a positive impact at local, national, and global levels.  Ramapo College is distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by CollegesofDistinction.com. Every student at Ramapo is enrolled in its unique and award winning Pathways Program which equips and empowers students, across the continuum of their academic career, to secure internships, pursue graduate/professional school, and/or enter the job market. 

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Applied Mathematics, Business Administration, Contemporary Instructional Design, Computer Science, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a Doctor of Nursing Practice.

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