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Larrysmith0522

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Review for Stocks in the Future, Baltimore, MD, USA

Rating: 1 stars  

This organization is the vanity project of the founder. The board turns over completely every 1 - 2 years and no executive director has ever stayed past 10 months. If you want to put your money somewhere, I would suggest not funding a rich lady's hobby.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Badly

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

None

Will you recommend this organization to others?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Role:  Professional with expertise in this field

Hello, Stocks in the Future here. We feel compelled to respond to this post. Stocks in the Future has been and remains committed to motivating at-risk middle school students in the Baltimore area to succeed in school through teaching them about investing and the stock market. That is our focus each day. Stocks in the Future (SIF) uses a board-control model, and its membership remains stable. As individual Board terms expire, new community leaders emerge and are oriented for Board service – a customary practice in this industry. Rebecca Lange-Thernes is in her second year as Executive Director and served more than 3 years as SIF’s Instructional Facilitator prior to her current position. We are proud of our significant growth and stability over these past years. A lot has developed since this post. With input from our stakeholders, the Board produced a three-year strategic plan to guide us in achieving our mission. The first phase of a formal program evaluation is nearly complete. We anticipate its results will further validate our program’s positive impact on student absenteeism. And we have begun work toward an upgrade of our financial literacy curriculum: a joint effort of staff, Board committees and volunteers from the education and finance fields. We encourage you to view our website www.SIFonline.org and always welcome people seeking more information about our organization to contact us directly.

Hello, Stocks in the Future here. We feel compelled to respond to this post. Stocks in the Future has been and remains committed to motivating at-risk middle school students in the Baltimore area to succeed in school through teaching them about investing and the stock market. That is our focus each day. Stocks in the Future (SIF) uses a board-control model, and its membership remains stable. As individual Board terms expire, new community leaders emerge and are oriented for Board service – a customary practice in this industry. Rebecca Lange-Thernes is in her second year as Executive Director and served more than 3 years as SIF’s Instructional Facilitator prior to her current position. We are proud of our significant growth and stability over these past years. A lot has developed since this post. With input from our stakeholders, the Board produced a three-year strategic plan to guide us in achieving our mission. The first phase of a formal program evaluation is nearly complete. We anticipate its results will further validate our program’s positive impact on student absenteeism. And we have begun work toward an upgrade of our financial literacy curriculum: a joint effort of staff, Board committees and volunteers from the education and finance fields. We encourage you to view our website www.SIFonline.org and always welcome people seeking more information about our organization to contact us directly.