Why Financial Literacy?
According to the National Financial Educators Council, “financial literacy statistics demonstrate that a majority of individuals do not possess the financial expertise needed to make healthy financial choices that will benefit them in the long run.”
Students today face entrenched income disparity and unequal access to economic opportunity, all while being burdened by a record level of student debt and little confidence in how to manage their finances. Universal access to a financial education has never been more critical to leveling the playing field and ensuring equal opportunity for all.
The PwP Academy unlocks the powerful experience of learning how to invest by providing student users with an experiential financial education. Lectures are delivered by PwP’s Master Class players, some of the world’s greatest investors, alongside professionals and executives from our full range of industry partners. The curriculum will focus on real-life investing scenarios and discuss how academic concepts like stock investing, portfolio construction, and risk management are applied to real financial markets.
We aim to close the gender and minority gaps in financial literacy by specifically targeting our program to underserved communities and demographics. The educational resources we provide our students will always be offered free of charge. By giving students the opportunity to participate in online stock picking simulations, collaborate with their peers to form investment opinions, and test their knowledge in a global competition alongside the world’s most accomplished investment professionals, we hope to equip the next generation of financial leaders with the tools they’ll need to succeed.