The 100 Black Men of Indianapolis and the University of Indianapolis, will host the 9th Annual Indy 100 Financial Literacy Competition on Monday, March 12, 2012 at the University of Indianapolis Schwitzer Student Center. The competition will feature seven teams and will begin promptly at 6:00 PM. Mr. Derica Rice, Executive VP Global Services, CFO of Eli Lilly will provide remarks to the youth, their families and guests. You may register to attend this academic competition by contacting the “100” Office at 317.921.1276.
The Financial Literacy Competition is the culminating event after eighteen weeks of preparation in Saturday morning classes at The University of Indianapolis. A panel of judges will determine team placement and the monetary award each team receives, which is in the form of a scholarship and saving account monies provided by corporate grants and donations.
The Financial Literacy Program engages Central Indiana high school students in the field of finance through a weekend financial literacy education program and encourages the students to pursue education at a college or university. Through a combination of education and financial incentives, the students learn personal finance and investment basics. During these sessions students receive instruction from a finance professor, hear directly from industry professionals, and spend time with mentors from the 100 Black Men of Indianapolis.
Students participate in of coursework of various topics of financial literacy. The content is derived from two sources: FEFE (Family Economics and Financial Education) teaching modules, which were designed in conjunction with The University of Arizona and original content developed by Dr. Matthew Will of the University of Indianapolis. The material is designed to introduce students to topics that are challenging, yet reachable. Committed students will be rewarded for their effort, become knowledgeable in personal finance and develop a desire to pursue these topics in a higher educational environment.