ADVISORY, Jan. 31, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
The National Academy Foundation's Academy of Finance, which connects high school students with the world of financial services, offering a curriculum that covers entrepreneurship, banking and credit, financial planning, international finance, securities, insurance, accounting, and economics, among other topics, will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square.
In honor of the occasion, John Desio, Advisory Board Chairperson, Colleen Devery, Assistant Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, and Allison Schwabish, Director of Academy of Finance at Northport High School, will ring the Closing Bell.
NASDAQ MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio
Friday, February 1, 2013 – 3:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
*As of January 7, 2013 the Ceremony feeds will be in HD 1080i.
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About National Academy Foundation:
The National Academy Foundation (NAF) is an acclaimed network of career-themed academies that open doors for underserved high school students to viable careers. For 30 years, NAF has refined a proven model that provides young people access to industry-specific curricula, work-based learning experiences, and relationships with business professionals. NAF academies focus on one of five career themes: finance, hospitality & tourism, information technology, engineering, and health sciences. Employees of more than 2,500 companies volunteer in classrooms, act as mentors, engage NAF students in paid internships, and serve on local advisory boards. During the 2011-12 school year, 500 NAF academies served 60,000 students across 39 states, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands. In 2011 NAF academies reported that 97% of their seniors graduated, demonstrating the effectiveness this effort.
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