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S U M M E R P R O G R A M S SUMMER AT WELLESLEY COLLEGE Wellesley, MA

COMMON CENTS PROGRAM New York City, NY

The Common Cents Program conducts financial workshops for pre-college students interested in learning about financial markets or are planning to study business and finance in college. The program has three main goals: 1. Help students make informed personal financial decisions and prepare them to manage their finances as adults 2. Teach investing basics that will improve student’s understanding of financial markets and financial assets from a global perspective 3. Educate students regarding innovations in the financial industry such as ESG investing, FinTech, and Cryptocurrency Common Cents Program was founded by Jim Gannon, Certified Financial Education Instructor, in 2015 and he continues to serve as the program’s instructor. Jim founded the Common Cents Program because it is his desire to embark on a new path, working to improve financial literacy among teenagers. The high school student workshop, Mastering the Markets , is a one-week program that highlights the importance of savings, understanding how borrowing works, teaches basics of stock & bonds investment & valuation analysis, and many more important topics. The workshop includes industry guest speakers and a field trip to a financial institution. All students receive a certificate at the completion of the program. Jim has an extensive background in financial markets, having worked on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, held the

Wellesley’s Pre-College Summer experience offers three programs for young women in high school. Our 1, 2 or 4 week experiences are designed for ambitious young women entering grades 9-12. Both commuter and residential options are available. Past participants have raved about the lasting friendships made, Boston explorations, challenging academic courses, and the empowering experience: “In One Wellesley Summer, I can confidently become who I want to be.” Students have also noted how

well prepared for college they feel after spending time with us at Wellesley. Participants have the opportunity to choose from popular undergraduate courses taught by world-class faculty, obtain college credit, or get just a taste of college life. Course topics include writing,

leadership, STEM, arts, humanities, and social sciences. Why spend your summer at Wellesley College? We change lives. Wellesley is known for the thousands of accomplished, thoughtful women it has sent out into the world for over 100 years—women who are committed to making a difference. Become part of our unique and diverse community. Available Summer Programs: Pre-College Honors Immersion • 4-week program | June 27 - July 24 • Residential Only • Take a writing workshop and an elective course for college credit For rising 11th-12th graders. Pre-College Residential Summer Focus • 2-Week Program Session 1: June 28-July 10 or Session 2: July 12-July 24 • Residential Only • Designed for students who seek a non-credit yet intellectually stimulating summer. For rising 10th-12th graders. Pre-College Exploratory Workshops • 1-Week Program | July 26-July 31 • Residential or Commuter Options • Get a taste of college life and gain exposure to a specific area of academic interest. For rising 9th-12th graders. To learn more and apply, visit summer.wellesley.edu

title of Executive Director in Domestic and International Equity Trading at UBS, and actively managed a $50+ million trading account for Dresdner Bank. He currently teaches finance at The King’s College in Lower Manhattan and has taught courses including Investments, Alternative Investments, International Investments, Real Estate Analysis, and Financial Accounting. Please visit our website at commoncentsprogram.com Email us at info@commoncentsprogram.com Call us at 917.588.3500 Additionally, use coupon code: WESTON at checkout and receive a 10% discount on our registration fee.

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