Mission – Our mission is to build the networks of local high school students through professional and financial education including, but not limited to, those who identify with groups historically underrepresented in the asset management industry based on race, ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status, and/or sexual orientation.
Curriculum- An interactive education on three pillars: professionalism, personal finance, and asset management. Each week, a community business partner will lead students in a mix of discussion and activities to provide context and learning in a topic under that particular pillar.
Timing – Champlain’s Summer Fellows meet for two hours each week for seven weeks through the summer: 9:30am to 11:30am EST each Thursday beginning July 7 and ending August 18, 2022.
Requirements – Priority will be given to students who are high school juniors, entering their senior year in Fall 2022. Students are required to attend five out of the seven sessions (with one in each pillar of the program) to receive a certificate of completion and a $350 educational grant.
Champlain is committed to providing and preserving a work environment that promotes diversity and inclusion and is free from discrimination or harassment. Working with diverse teams help us become better humans, make better decisions, and execute on our mission to deliver exceptional investment results and develop enduring client relationships. We strive to build a firm culture that welcomes employees from a wide range of backgrounds, perspectives, and life experiences and fosters equitable opportunities for growth and success.
We recognize there are many opportunities to further this commitment to diversity and inclusion and, in that spirit, have undertaken numerous initiatives focused on various components of a more inclusive workplace, including firm-wide training on strategies for fostering inclusion, feedback and management training for multiple employee cohorts in leadership roles and unconscious bias training for all Partners, among others; the firm’s Sustainability and Culture & Development Committees also continue to look for additional ways to further this commitment.