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Posted on: July 3, 2018

Summer Camp Teaches Youth How to Trade on Stock Market


MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The Shelby County Trustee’s Office is proud to sponsor a two-week intensive summer boot camp for students interested in learning how to trade on the stock market. Camp begins July 9 and runs through July 20 at the University of Memphis’ Fogleman College of Business.

Young Wall Street Traders, Inc. (YWT) is hosting this exciting summer experience, which will immerse students in grades 9-12 into the world of Wall Street and introduce them to industry secrets usually reserved for the privileged.

“Young Wall Street Traders, Inc. opens doors of possibility for our youth,” the Trustee said. “By exposing students to hands-on activities with investing and trading, we are nurturing minds while instilling leadership skills along the way.”

The camp will teach students stock charting, research, trading strategies, futures/options, trading, coding and algorithm. Students will also have access to industry experts, financial coaches and successful traders.

“We want to continue to break down barriers by guiding and offering exposure to underrepresented youth,” said Erika McGrew, Founder of Young Wall Street Traders. “At the end of this camp we hope the experiences the students receive show them that they are capable of having a high income earning career in the financial industry.”

The Trustee’s Office also offers On My Own, a financial simulation game for students to learn firsthand what it’s like to manage day-to-day expenses and family obligations. On My Own has reached over 3,600 students through partnerships with schools, universities, churches and youth groups and will continue throughout the summer.

For more information about YWT or to register for the camp, please visit For more information about On My Own, please visit or call 901-222-0200.

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About Young Wall Street Traders, Inc.

Young Wall Street Traders, Inc. is a non-profit education and mentorship program for trading and investing aimed at underrepresented youth in grades 9-12. YWT was launched in order to tackle the income inequality problem that is overwhelmingly present in urban communities.

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