Our high school students at Lavelle Preparatory Charter School and the Early College Charter School proudly represented Staten Island this week in the "Battle of the Boroughs" competition hosted by SuitUp and the Fordham University Gabelli School of Business. With hundreds of participants from across New York City, the contest aims to inspire more students, particularly those from underrepresented communities, to consider careers in financial services.
Teams worked alongside professionals from sponsoring companies to develop a product or service that fosters and enhances a sense of community in NYC. This plan must encompass a profit margin, a 3-year financial model, and a set of Key Performance Indicators to gauge its success, all to be completed within two hours. Afterward, we pitched our ideas in front of a group of judges.
We are excited to announce that we made the semi-finalist round and one of our team members, Luis Quezada, was awarded a certificate for exceptional leadership!