Resource: Future Investor Clubs of America (FICA)
Website: Future Investor Clubs of America (FICA)
URL: http://www.ficakids.com/
Description: Future Investor Clubs of America (FICA) is a national financial intelligence training program for kids and teens ages 8-19. Their primary goal is to provide student members with the skills to earn, save and invest their money. As a member, students have an opportunity to attend fun, exciting, informative Field Trips, Summer Camps and Young Investors Workshops. In addition to face-to-face training programs students are assisted with designing an American Dream Plan while keeping track of goals and objectives using the Young Investors Club Network online training system.

Comments: Contributed by: Other on 8/14/2014
I had a bad experience with this program. A very detailed itinerary was never followed. Excuses were made daily that the tours and speakers "cancelled on us". My child didn't feel safe and I'm glad he wasn't an overnighter. Most of the campers were the director's family members so I got the impression that we were there to pay for a family vacation. There were a couple of speakers but nothing like the published schedule. In my opinion this was very unprofessional!

Contributed by: Student on 8/14/2014
This is my experience as a student for the first day of this camp: I arrive at 8:15 a.m. and only two instructors are there. Class did not begin until almost 10:00 a.m. The lectures (students reading paragraphs followed by short videos) were difficult to follow with little explanation from the instructor. It seemed as though we were teaching ourselves. By noon we went to lunch which lasted a little over an hour and the rest of the day we toured a college campus - nothing to do with investing.

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