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Hi Judy,

As a matter of fact, last year Berea launched a $100,000 endowment fund that will be managed by students in an investment club going forward. The Fool actually helped form the club. I'm an advisor to the club, but in the end the students make the final calls on the portfolio. There is a financial literacy course at Berea, which has been supported by the Fool as well -- I typically call in to the class each semester.

Here's an article about the club from last year (you're actually in one of the pictures, if you look closely :-) ). Take a look:

Fools for Investing: The Berea College Motley Fool Investment Club:

When you hear stories about college students and finances, they’re usually about rolling quarters for gas or going in on a pizza. Far less common are stories about college students managing $100,000 stock portfolios. But the Berea College Motley Fool Investment Club (MF-IC) allows students to do just that.

The idea for the club traces back to David Kretzmann ’14, who began investing in the stock market when he was only 12. As young as he was, Kretzmann regularly posted investment advice on discussion boards at The Motley Fool, a website dedicated to “helping the world invest better.” He would not reveal his youth until age 14, but a partnership and a career were born.

The hope is that this formula -- for both the club and the financial literacy course -- can be replicated at other schools down the road. We'll take it one school at a time!

David K
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