Unlock the secrets of the stock market and become a financial wizard with Financial Wizards Bootcamp 2.0, hosted by CSD Learns – where magic meets money mastery!



Program dates: June 15 – 22, 2024

Program fee: FREE — covered generously by Communication Services for the Deaf
under the Financial Wizards program grant

CSD Learns is hosting a new Financial Wizards Bootcamp 2.0, a special one-week program! Financial Wizards is a week-long summer program for deaf or hard-of-hearing students entering 10th, 11th, and 12th grade. The program aims to enhance their financial literacy skills and provides an opportunity to explore various careers in finance and administration.

At Financial Wizards, students will:
• Explore diverse careers in finance and administration, including roles such as corporate
finance, accountant, financial analyst, and investment banking
• Connect with fellow high school students who share a passion for finance and business
• Use state of the art lab equipment to engage in a stock market app and solve fun challenges
• Get a taste of college life by staying in Gallaudet dormitories
• Have fun and learn new skills!

Financial Wizards is the result of a partnership between CSD Learns and the SIFMA Foundation. The SIFMA Foundation is renowned for its commitment to delivering outstanding financial literacy programs, while CSD Learns brings a unique and effective bicultural and bilingual pedagogical approach to the table. Together, we strive to enhance economic opportunities for deaf and hard-of-hearing youth in K-12 education settings.

Program Activities

The Financial Wizards daytime schedule for the week will guide students through various locations, offering activities where they can:

  • Generate an account with pretend funds and play in the Stock Market GameTM against other colleges
  • Meet Gallaudet faculty members and explore the campus though
  • Enhance their knowledge in business and finance

In the evening, students will:

  • Enjoy recreational activities indoors and outdoors
  • Visit an amusement park
  • Socialize with other Financial Wizards participants.
  • Gain insights into the student experience at Gallaudet
  • Activities are subject to change.


Application Process 


  • Deaf or hard of hearing
  • Entering 10th, 11th, or 12th grade in the Fall 2024

You will need to submit an application online. You will receive a confirmation email from us once we have received an online application and required forms. 

Upon acceptance, you will receive a camper handbook that outlines camp preparation and a registrationform that will require you to complete the following: accommodations, dietary requirements, medical release, media release, transportation and participant agreement. Registration form must be completed by May 1st.

The program fee is FREE. However, campers are responsible for arranging transportation to and from camp. Campers should fly into Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA) or take the bus/ train to Washington D.C. Union Station. 



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