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Investments team hosts students exploring finance careers

Kresge’s Investment Office today hosted 30 high school students to learn about the foundation’s philanthropic efforts, its investments in the Detroit community and its goal to expose young Detroiters to careers in finance and investing. The visit was coordinated as an outing of the nationally renowned Money Matters for Youth (MMFY) camp being held in Detroit this week for more than 140 grade school students from Michigan and across the nation.

MMFY was founded in 1996 by Gail Perry-Mason, a financial expert, best-selling author and financial coach, with the goal of providing young people with important financial literacy, investment strategies and life skills.

 “Each year our Money Matters for Youth program expands, which allows us to reach more youth to help them to critically think about money, financial and economic prosperity at an early age and put these lessons learned into practice,” said Perry-Mason.

Throughout the week-long camp, students will also receive instruction from golf and tennis professionals, be exposed to STEM education, and received lessons on etiquette, life skills and ballroom dancing.

At Kresge, students participated in presentations about financial literacy, endowment management and stock-picking, and attended a session with Kresge interns discussing the college perspective of careers in the financial field.