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The goal of this workshop is to teach the basics and essentials of stocks, trading and investments, to women and teens. This is a female instructor led workshop geared towards women and teens. However, it is open to any person that is interested in learning these fundamentals. 

What to expect? 
You begin with the basic concepts and no prior knowledge or experience is required. The workshop uses a game that gives you $100,000 of pretend money to practice and play using techniques taught in the workshop. No real money will be used in this game. This provides an engaging and compelling way to learn different concepts about finance and stock markets. At the end of this immersive and fun workshop, you will have an understanding of stock markets, trading, and different financial instruments.
Please note that this workshop does not provide investment advice. The workshop instructor is not a financial advisor and is not affiliated with any financial company. 

Why the focus on Women and Teens?
Bridging the gender gap
It is a well known fact that a large gender gap exists in financial literacy. If you google the terms ‘Financial literacy and Gender Gap’ you will find numerous  articles and white papers on the issues and facts surrounding this gender gap. While these issues can be complex and vary depending on cultural, social and economic factors, it is important to provide easy access to basic financial education that provides a footing into the financial world of stocks, and to begin bridging this gap.
Financial literacy empowers youth
Beginning financial education at an early age is critical to a young person’s long-term financial well-being. While there are plenty of resources for teens and youth to learn about credit, debt, insurance and taxes, this workshop provides a unique way using a hands-on gamified experience to learn about what investing in stocks is all about. 

Considering the gaps in financial literacy, this workshop is geared mainly towards the stated demographic above, however, if you feel you would benefit from this workshop, irrespective of gender, age and other socio-economic or cultural status, please  register for this workshop. Everyone is welcome! 

Participants from previous workshop series joined with some of these goals:
• I want to be part of discussions involving stocks and trading, at home and at work.
• I want to learn how investment decisions are made.
• I want to learn the terminology to participate in conversations.
• I want to get into trading but it seems overwhelming. 
• Interest, inclination and willingness to learn about financial markets and trading
• Access to a desktop/laptop with internet connection
NOTE: Zoom information will be sent prior to the first class.
About the workshop instructor: 
Meena Kaushik, in her quest to bridge the gap between finance & gender, decided to take an active initiative in educating and encouraging women to be financially literate. She has previously hosted a 5 session workshop series to teach "Investment, trading and stocks" to a cohort of independent successful women! She is now offering this workshop for women and youth.
About Meena: https://www.linkedin.com/in/meena/

All proceeds from the workshop will go towards the South Asian Circle of Hopkinton (SACH), a local community based 501c3 non-profit organization. To learn more about SACH and its mission, please visit www.southasiancircleofhopkinton.org 

General Information
Location: Online via Zoom
Time: 8:00-9:00am
Dates: Saturdays, May 1 - 22
Ages: 16 +
Cost: $50.00

Refund Policy
If you withdraw from a program at any time prior to two weeks before the program start date, you will receive an account credit good towards other Parks and Recreation programs. Account credits do not expire. Account credit will not be issued if the cancellation takes places within two weeks of the program start date. Cancellations due to a medical emergency will have the option to receive an account credit or a refund at any time with proper medical documentation. If a program is cancelled by Parks and Recreation, you will have the option to receive an account credit or a refund for that program. The processing fee associated with all credit card transactions will not be refunded.

If a program is suspended due to a recommendation by the CDC or the State and local Dept. of Health, customers can elect to take a refund or a credit. Credits will have no expiration date and can be applied to any program and can be used for any member of your household.

Starting January 1, 2021 the new refund policy will be as follows: If a customer has registered for a program and elects not to attend a program due to safety concerns regarding COVID 19, they will be offered a program credit ONLY. This policy will remain in effect until June 30, 2021

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Demystifying Stocks 
16 - 99  N/A  Sa  05/01/2021 - 05/22/2021
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Online Class via Zoom
$50.00 Res, $50.00 Non-Res
* Adjustments and discounts will be applied during checkout if applicable. *

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