Welcome to Economic Ventures

Programs for youth offered to help build practical knowledge with an Introduction to Financial Literacy concepts and tools blending use of in-class and out-of-class experiences in NYC. By developing teens awareness and getting comfortable talking about money we strive to develop financial acumen, a skill that can be learned and will help students use good judgment and help in better decision making.

Participant Benefits include:

  • Create intentional personal plans (1 and 5 year), profile/bio/resume
  • Aspire to reach goals personally and with network(s)
  • Practice & Learn Practical Financial Literacy Concepts
  • Investing, Saving, Giving reviewed taking into account each person’s unique relationship with money as well as their personal aims
  • Time Value of Money, budgets, balance sheets, income statements, taxes, insurance, credit/debt, retirement, social security, job process
  • Assess, monitor and help manage risks (debit/credit, credit score, privacy)
  • Learn by doing with NYC experiences and professionals

Program commitment of ~30+ hours that combines 16 hours in-class and 14 hours out-of-class with students visiting the Mu$eum of American Finance, Wall Street, the Federal Reserve, touring a non-profit, one-on-one interview with professionals in the finance industry.

Pilot Program: $500 per participant suggested donation payable to Economic Ventures, a 501c3 non-profit organization.  Charitable organization letter and receipt of donation can be furnished upon request. Funds will be used to provide scholarships for at-risk youth in a summer program teaching economic and financial literacy through entrepreneurship.


Ms. M. L. Graeme Campbell, CFP®, Managing Director and Partner at Barrett Asset Management, a NYC based independent investment advisory firm, providing investment and wealth management for multigenerational families.  mobile: 917.873.8072

Ms. Carrie J. McIndoe, Founder of Economic Ventures, a non-profit organization that encourages entrepreneurship for youth through experiential education and its signature program EntrePrepÔ as well as other programs.  mobile: 917.650.3929


Locations for in-class: Barrett Asset Management, 90 Park Avenue, 34th FL, NY, NY 10016, and National Minority Supplier Development Council, 1359 Broadway, 10th FL, NY, NY 10018


Dates in-class: 12/21, 12/28, 1/11, 1/25, 2/8, 2/22, 3/8, 3/15; 4-6 PM

Dates out-of-class: 12/14, 1/4, 1/19, 2/1, 2/15, 3/1; 4-6 PM unless otherwise notified