Here's just a small sample of the amazing work our students are doing in the program. 

2018 Invest in Yourself Stock Market Workshop

1st Place - Stocks Increase from $100,000 to $147,000

Our Invest in Yourself students Ryan and Trynt won 1st place out of 446 teams in the year long The Stock Market Game competition. Each team was given $100,000 of simulated money to invest. The group who earned the most profit over 9 months wins. Our winners Ryan and Trynt turned their $100,000 into $147,000!

 

Students Teach Keller Williams Agents How to Use Social Media To Increase Business

Invest in Yourself students visited Keller Williams Realty and taught agents how to use social media to increase business. This was an incredible experience.

New York City Wall Street Takeover

Our stock market competition winners visited New York City! While there, we visited the Financial Bull, Wall Street and had a meeting with a venture capitalist! This was an AMAZING experience for our students!  

Students Talk Stocks & Cryptocurrency at Rice University

During our visit, the students were able to converse about stocks, cryptocurrency, business, and investing with a professional. They were also given the opportunity to learn in depth financial terminology, and also compete in a stock market simulation.

Houston Rockets x HFCU "Power of Preparation" Pep Rally

Our Invest in Yourself Students had a great time at the "Power of Preparation" Financial Literacy Pep Rally thanks to the Houston Rockets & Houston Federal Credit Union!

New York City - Stock Market Winners

Our students competed in a stock market competition. We had 12 teams compete for a chance to visit Wall Street in New York City.

Houston Texans "STARS in The Classroom" Award

The Houston Texans along with First Community Credit Union awarded me with the 2017 STARS in the Classroom Award! I received Over 30 nominations from my students! I am beyond grateful. They are the REAL Stars in the Classroom!

2017 WeWork Creator Awards

 

"Invest in Yourself" stock market workshop

Students from Project “Invest in Yourself” conducted a stock market workshop where they taught members of their community about financial literacy.  Each participant opened investment accounts and was gifted seed money towards their first purchase.  Now they are shareholders in Fortune 500 companies.  This was an incredible experience for our students and none of this would be possible the grant from the State Farm Youth Advisory Board. #Investinyourself365

"Invest in Yourself" Stock Market Workshop

Students from Project “Invest in Yourself” conducted a stock market workshop where they taught members of their community about financial literacy. Each participant opened investment accounts and was gifted seed money towards their first purchase. Now they are shareholders in Fortune 500 companies. This was an incredible experience for my students and none of this would be possible the grant from the State Farm Youth Advisory Board. #Investinyourself365

Project "Invest in Yourself" Visits El Paso Finance Center at Rice University

Students from Project “Invest in Yourself” visited the El Paso Finance Center at Rice University.  During our visit, the students were able to converse about stocks and investing with a professional.  They were also given the opportunity to breakdown episodes of shark tank, learn in depth financial terminology, and also compete in a stock market simulation.  This was an incredible experience for our students and none of this would be possible without the members of Rice University as well as the State Farm Youth Advisory Board.  #Investinyourself

Students visit new york city (Wall Street)

Our Students took a trip to New York City! While there, we visited the Financial Bull, Wall Street, 9/11 Memorial Museum, and the American Museum of Finance just to name a few! This was an AMAZING experience for me and our students!   

stock market simulation game

Our students participated in a Stock Market Game Simulation. They were placed into teams. The team that earns the most profit by the cut off date would win an all expense paid trip to NYC to visit Wall Street.

Invest in yourself students First Bank Trip November 2016

Here is a video of our first bank trip! Our students opened their first bank accounts with the stipend they received for attending program weekly. They deposited this money and will use these funds to purchase stocks over the next 3-4 months. My goal is to teach them to not only save but also invest. EARN WHILE YOU LEARN! They are the future so we have to invest in them. Teach them early. 

Investment/Saving Lesson with Retirement Specialist 

Our students had an amazing class as a retirement specialist taught them smart ways to make money and save for the future.

Invest in Yourself - 5-week Summer Enrichment Program

During the summer, the Invest in Yourself Foundation was able to participate in Lilly Grove Church's 5 week Summer Enrichment Program, The Wall Street Warriors learned the value of financial literacy and were taught lessons that involved saving their money as well as learning about and investing in the stock market.  At the conclusion of the program, the Warriors purchased stocks and became shareholders in fortune 500 companies! I would like to extend a huge thank you to Lilly Grove Church for allowing us to bring the Wall Street Warriors program to their Summer Enrichment Program. 

Students Opening Investment Accounts

In April 2016, the Invest in Yourself students of Lake Olympia Middle School opened their Investment Accounts.  Their parents were extremely proud as they will begin to invest their money and become shareholders in Fortune 500 companies.  Our students are becoming financially literate and will change the dynamic of their families and communities! 

Stock Investment Presentations

The students were assigned to research which stock they wanted to invest in.  After conducting their research, they were to present this information using PowerPoint

Students Researching Stocks

The Invest in Yourself students conducted research on numerous companies to determine which one they would like to invest in.  

 

Invest in yourself students learn Stock Lessons

Wall Street Warriors learning how to read a stock quote! 

Invest in yourself students take first bank trip 2015! 

The Wall Street Warriors opened bank accounts (with parents in attendance) with Chase and Wells Fargo.  Now that our students have bank accounts, they will actually purchase stocks and become shareholders in these Fortune 500 companies.