Kevon Chisolm, founder and president of Black Wallstreeter Consultation Services, is teaming up with his 13-year old son, Kamari, to launch an online summer camp that teaches African American teens how to invest. The camp is great for preventing learning loss and offers a fun environment for students to learn financial concepts while simultaneously learning about African American history.
Kevon comments, “In addition to topics like budgeting, banking, and investing in the stock market, our camp goes beyond others by exploring community wealth building through investment clubs.”The course, Junior WallStreeters: Empowering Youth with Financial Wellness, will teach students life-long financial education skills and discipline through 10 lessons with an emphasis on African American history and culture.
Kevon has witnessed how these same financial lessons have changed how his son understands money and his goal is to help other young people. Kamari, although only 13-years old, understands investing so well that he currently manages his own portfolio of stocks and ETFs.
“Simply put, our goal is to teach financial knowledge to eliminate the wealth gap by showing young people how to properly use money as a tool,” he adds. The online camp will primarily be taught by Isaiah Cromwell, a high school teacher who helped Kevon develop the curriculum.
The camp will be held for two weeks between July 13-24 from 11:30am to 3:30pm with a 1-hour lunch break. Students must be between the ages of 14-18 and have a computer with Internet access. The cost of the two-week camp is just $250. This fee includes course materials such as an electronic student handbook, Junior Wallstreeters Envelope Budgeting System with tracking sheets, and a Stock Tracker Notebook.
A few scholarships are available for low-income students to attend the camp. “We want to give as many students the opportunity to obtain a financial education regardless of their financial situation,” Kevon says. Interested sponsors should contact the company for more information.
Limited spaces are available. Register today online at: