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For Grades 7-12

  • Learn to Make a Dollar Out of 15 Cents

  • Get $$ for Your First Investment

  • Discover Big Jobs & Big Salaries in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM)

Albert Einstein said, "Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world. He who understands it, earns it … he who doesn't … pays it.”


STEAMVE$TMENTS is about teaching teens how to "earn it" (compound interest) by building capital and building wealth. The seminar exposes teens to STEAM careers, salaries, and the vast possibilities of the future. It equips students with a better understanding of personal financial management, investing, and overall mental health and personal wellness. It's about building a stronger future.

TPI founder and America & Moore owner, Dr. Eddie Moore Jr. co-developed STEAMVE$TMENTS with Dr. John Igwebuike of Lead Listening Institute. Both bring their backgrounds, lifetime of scholarship, experience, and drive, and belief you must build capital and wealth into your future. This powerful seminar is designed to empower and inspire the next generation.

2½-Day Seminar for Teens in Grades 7-12

August 15-17, 2024

The Cobb Center

45 Hancock Street, Springfield, MA


Thursday, August 15, 5-9 pm:

  • Check-in and Introduction to STEAMVE$TMENTS

  • Includes dinner

Friday, August 16, 9 am-7 pm:

  • STEAM Careers & Business Tour

  • Includes breakfast and lunch

Saturday, August 17, 9 am-5 pm:

  • Personal Financial Management and Investments

  • Includes breakfast and lunch

Seminar Size: Approximately 25 students

Transportation: Students need to provide their own transportation to and from the seminar facility. We will provide transportation to and from business tour(s).

Directions: The Cobb Center is located behind St. John’s Congregational Church, 45 Hancock Street, Springfield, MA. To enter the Cobb Center, turn off of Hancock Street onto Monroe Street and enter the fenced parking lot on the right hand side. The Cobb Center doors are in front of the parking lot entrance.

Cost: $500* (Scholarships are available)

Learning Outcomes:

  • Comprehend basics of personal finance and personal values

  • Understand how financial decisions made today can affect life tomorrow

  • Receive early exposure to STEAM careers and discussions with professionals

  • Establish an Investment Start-Up Account

STEAMVE$TMENTS Seminar for Teens flyer. Make a dollar out of 15 cents.


Time and money are two foundational principles of investing. Each student is expected to invest some time and money into their education to receive a return on their investment. We strive to provide this seminar to a diverse group of students. We ask that you honestly consider how much you can afford to pay for the seminar, so more funding can go to under resourced students. We have limited scholarship funding available, so we offer the following Equitable Payment Options to pay the registration fee. Scholarships will be offered by July 15th and full payment is due by July 25th.

Equitable Payment Options

Scholarship Funders

We are grateful for the generous support to the following funders of the scholarships:


Scholarship recipients are expected to send a brief thank you note to their funder(s) at the end of the seminar to show gratitude for their support.

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