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Causes: Children & Youth, Education, Primary & Elementary Schools, Youth Development - Business

Mission: To best prepare minnesota students with business, career and financial literacy skills through experiences that inspire success in work and life.

Programs: Ementors prepare students with the knowledge and skills needed for a career in the professional world. Students increase their knowledge of career options while writing their mentor and through the one-time on-site visit to the mentor's company. The program helps students learn career skills including writing and communication skills by practicing professional email communication. More than 4,800 students were mentored during the 2016-2017 school year.

minnesota business venture ignites students' passion to achieve success and develop career aspirations for the future through a week-long business and career development camp held on a college campus. The program brings together approximately 350 high school students from across the state to work with business leaders and learn about career paths and financial literacy. In 2017, 39% of the students attending qualified for free/reduced lunch and 63% were students of color.

the stock market game teaches students about economics, investing, and the importance of a long-term savings strategy. Student teams invest a hypothetical $100,000 in common stocks, bonds, and mutual funds over a 14-week period. The stock market game is a national program administered by the securities industry and financial markets association (sifma). 16,193 students participated during the 2016-2017 school year.

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