Teams of Girls in Four Cities from New York to Los Angeles To Learn the Basics of Long-Term Investing While Managing $50,000 Virtual Portfolios
Girls to Keep Portfolio Gains in the Form of College Scholarships
NEW YORK - February 12, 2009 - The ING Foundation and Girls Inc., the nonprofit organization that inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold SM , announced the launch of the ING-Girls Inc. Investment Challenge — an innovative program that will give participating girls practical, hands-on investing experience while allowing them to keep their gains in the form of college scholarships.
With the help and guidance of trained Girls Inc. staff and ING employee volunteers, teams of girls ages 12-18 build and manage diversified, real-time portfolios as part of an integrative investment- and economic-literacy curriculum. The program begins with a one-year pilot in New York City, Denver, and Los Angeles and Alameda counties in California.