Grants and Program Partners
BAFEF provides financial support to the following programs in the San Francisco Bay Area. Scroll down or click on the program name for more information: NFTE Annual Business Plan Competition, SIFMA "InvestWrite" Contest and "The Stock Market Game", the California Council on Economic Education, and subscriptions to The Wall Street Journal Classroom Edition for Bay Area high schools.
CFA Level I University Merit Award
The CFA Level I University Merit Award is available to undergraduate and graduate students at participating colleges and universities who have demonstrated an interest in pursuing a career in the investment management industry. Applicants are required to have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA, a letter of recommendation from a professor, and must submit an essay on the candidate's career interest. The Award covers the costs of the CFA Program enrollment fees, CFA Level I exam registration fees, and Level I exam review course fees at a participating CFA review program provider. Learn more about the Merit Award and view list of Merit Award Winners.
BAFEF Grant Recipients
The following programs are currently receiving grants from BAFEF:
California Council on Economic Education
The California Council on Economic Education offers comprehensive, best-in-class K-12 economic and personal finance education programs, including the basics of entrepreneurship, consisting of teaching resources across the curriculum, professional development for teachers, and nationally-normed assessment instruments. Each year, the Council's programs reach more than 150,000 K-12 teachers and over 15 million students in the United States and in more than 30 other countries. These programs are delivered through a diversified system: directly from the Council, through a network of affiliated state Councils and university-based Centers for Economic Education, and through other partner organizations.BAFEF provides support for CCEE's teacher workshops, which provide dozens of local high school teachers with materials and methods to help them implement the State and National economics standards. The workshops provide usable concepts in preparing students to function as adults including roles, responsibilities, opportunities and challenges in the labor market, choosing products and services, saving and investing, and participating intelligently in our democracy. Download the complete report on CCEE's workshops with this link.
For more information on the California Council on Economic Education please visit http://www.ccee.org
Network For Teaching Entrepreneurship's Annual Business Plan Competition
Through entrepreneurship education, the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE), helps young people from low-income communities build skills and unlock their entrepreneurial creativity. Since 1994, NFTE Bay Area has taught over 10,000 students from low-income communities in the Bay Area the basics of starting and operating a small business. The Annual Business Plan Competition engages aspiring young entrepreneurs from Bay Area high schools and community-based organizations present their business plans to an esteemed panel of regional business executives and entrepreneurs. The competition is designed to provide youth from low-income communities with the resources and skill sets to succeed professionally and academically following graduation from high school.
For more information on NFTE programs please visit http://bayarea.nfte.com
SIFMA Foundation's Stock Market Game and InvestWrite Competition
SIFMA Foundation's acclaimed The Stock Market Game™, which has served nearly 12 million students since 1977, relies on a rigorously integrated curriculum. Students sharpen skills in subjects such math, economics and social studies, while also gaining exposure to the concepts of saving and investing, as they participate in a simulated global marketplace and compete for prizes. InvestWrite, an innovative national writing competition, produced by The Stock Market Game program, adds a critical thinking component to help reinforce concepts learned in the classroom.
The SIFMA Foundation is an independent 501(c)3 organization that develops and directs initiatives to promote financial and investor education for all ages, spurring greater economic independence for individuals and enabling them to better access the opportunities inherent in our global marketplace. An affiliate of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, the SIFMA Foundation administers an array of award-winning, instructional programs and websites that have advanced the financial knowledge of tens of millions of people during the past three decades.
For more information please visit http://www.sifma.org/education/education.html
The California Stock Market Simulation (SMS) is an interactive learning experience for students in grades 5 through 12. Formerly known as the California State University, East Bay Stock Market Simulation, it has been used in California classrooms for over 25 years to motivate students and encourage an interest in economics, basic mathematics, online technology and current events. Students make decisions requiring economic reasoning, mathematical analysis and computer literacy. Investments made by each team require students to develop their ability to communicate information clearly and negotiate well in order to make intelligent choices.
For more information please visit http://www.californiasms.com
Wall Street Journal Classroom Edition
The Wall Street Journal Classroom Edition is an award-winning educational program that combines timely articles from the daily Wall Street Journal with colorful graphics and interdisciplinary lesson plans to help teachers prepare teenagers for the real world. The program includes a monthly newspaper for students, monthly Teacher Guides, a subscription to the school address to the daily Wall Street Journal, and supplemental videos produced by CNBC. The Wall Street Journal Classroom Edition provides high school students and teachers with engaging, real-life news and information on the world of business. Subscriptions enhance the classroom experience by engaging students with real-world news stories, providing standards-based activities for teachers, supplementing classroom materials with real-life examples, and supporting classroom activities with cutting-edge tools and resources from The Wall Street Journal Online. BAFEF provides Bay Area High Schools with subscriptions and provides support for teachers who use the curriculum.
For more information please visit http://info.wsj.com/classroom/wsjce.htmlBAFEF is proud to provide the following high schools with the Wall Street Journal Classroom Edition:
Alhambra High School – Martinez
Mission San Jose High School - Castro Valley