Junior Investors launches Helping Heroes Initiative
BEDFORD – Local community organization Bedford Junior Investors (BJI) has recently launched the Helping Heroes initiative to benefit Liberty House, a non-profit dedicated to providing substance-free housing, food, and clothing to local veterans in need.
From now until May 25, 2017, BJI will manage a simulated portfolio of funds donated by local financial institutions, including St. Mary’s Bank. At the end of the simulated portfolio period, the student investors will then apply the percent gain or loss of this portfolio to each pledge made, and all those funds will be donated to Liberty House.
“When I started the organization, the members and I all agreed that it would be important to use our skills and knowledge of the stock market to not only gain some real-world experience, but also to give back to those who sacrifice so much for us, which is why we started the Helping Heroes Initiative,” said BJI CEO Yianni Dimos.
“Liberty House is not a typical non-profit. Instead of an organization, we are a brotherhood,” said Liberty House Executive Director Keith Howard. “Recognizing the service of all veterans, we provide housing for 10 formerly homeless veterans at a time. More than just housing, though, Liberty House offers a supportive passageway back into the mainstream of life.”
About Bedford Junior Investors
Based in Bedford, NH, BJI was established with the goal of educating Bedford’s youth in the field of finance while also giving back to the community.
Bedford Junior Investors is run by Bedford High School students Yianni Dimos, Vedavyas Munugoor, and Ethan John, all of whom offer a wealth of knowledge for Bedford students looking to learn more about the financial industry.
While the education aspect of the organization mostly occurs through BJI’s Stock Market Club at Bedford High School, BJI has recently announced their new Helping Heroes initiative. Helping Heroes is BJI’s most recent community project in their mission to better serve the New Hampshire community.
For more information, visit www.bedfordjuniorinvestors.com.
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Bedford Junior Investors