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Each session in the workshop consists of three segments.
An immersive activity that allows the students to apply what they learned
from the presentation.
A guided exploration that enables students to investigate online resources.
In addition, at the end of the six-week workshop, students will also be given a post-workshop survey consisting of open-ended and closed-ended questions. The post-workshop questions gauge the students’ satisfaction and enthusiasm towards the workshop and financial literacy in general. Another method used for logging impact is through pictures, where pictures are taken of the workshop in action with the purpose of displaying the program’s progress.
Eric Chen is the founder and executive director of Elevate Investing. He is currently a high school junior at Oakton High School in Northern Virginia. He is also a Certified Financial Education Instructor with 40 Professional Development Hours (PDHs), accredited by the National Financial Educators Council.
At a young age, Eric Chen has cultivated a strong interest in finance, specifically investing. For the past two years, he has been a part of his school’s investing team for the annual Wharton Global High School Investment Competition. Outside of organizing financial literacy workshops, Eric Chen enjoys serving his community as an academic coach for an online tutoring service and event organizer for his regional library.