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Information Session Scheduled

(MAHWAH, NJ) – High school students and their families are invited to attend an Information Session for the new Financial Literacy & Stock Market Trading Program at Ramapo College of New Jersey on Monday, June 18. The session will take place in the college’s new Global Financial Markets Trading Laboratory in the Anisfield School of Business, Room ASB-527. Pre-registration is requested online at https://www.ramapo.edu/cipl/stockmarketfinlit/.

In response to the new learning requirements for New Jersey high school-age students that are 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 6 through 10. 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 the lifestyle choices the budget allows. Students learn how to manage their money for when they begin to work.

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 16 through 26.  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 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 9 through 20 and covers such topics as hands-on science, Olympic robotics, real world math, video news reporting 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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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 College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, has been named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by CollegesofDistinction.com, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on Niche.com, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

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, Business Administration, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice.

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