“One of our main goals is to revamp the curriculum for two classes: Principles of Finance and Applied Finance,” says professor Flavio Carrillo, faculty director of the Capital Markets Lab and senior director of the Truist FIU Financial Wellness Clinic. Another goal is to train teachers in the Truist FIU curriculum. Ultimately, Carrillo hopes the program will give high school students a strong foundation for financial success.
“As an educator, I wholeheartedly believe that education is the great equalizer,” says Carrillo. “If we adequately prepare students from economically challenging areas to effectively compete on a level playing field, we may truly move the needle in a significant way.”
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