MIF Teaches Young Valley Scholars About the Fundamentals of Investing


In February, the Madison Investment Fund (MIF) visited with Valley Scholars at a local middle school to discuss investment knowledge and the benefits of college. The Valley Scholars Program was started at JMU in the fall of 2014 and provides select students from ages 13 to 18 with the opportunity to be the first in their family to attend college.

Fifteen students involved in MIF engaged 8th grade Valley Scholars in an activity that allowed young students to analyze and argue why a company should invest in a particular asset. This activity provided an opportunity to learn about the markets as well as a chance to connect with older JMU students.

“They excelled at connecting personally to the students, and relating to them,” said Shaun Mooney, director of the valley scholar program. “I always love working with College of Business (CoB) students, and appreciate the support we receive from faculty and staff from the college.”

MIF is a student-led organization that manages a portion of the James Madison University (JMU) endowment, which provides students with the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of investments and basics of financial theory.

MIF’s involvement with the Valley Scholars Program is another example of how CoB and JMU strive to engage with the Harrisonburg community.

Published: Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 17, 2017

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