The Federal Reserve Board of St. Louis appointed Teddy Washington '18 to its 2017-18 student board of directors. He among 16 area high school seniors who were selected based on a rigorous application process, which includes an essay and letters of recommendation.
On the board, students gain a thorough understanding of the Federal Reserve's role in the U.S. economy and experience its unique partnerships with banks, businesses and the community.
Mary Suiter, assistant vice president and economic education officer at the St. Louis Fed, explained more about the board: "The students learn what the Fed is, they learn about careers at the Fed, and they develop soft skills that help prepare them for college and careers.
"The Fed benefits from this program as these students become ambassadors for the Fed and economic education at their schools," Suiter continued. "Some of these students go on to become interns at the Fed, with the hope of having a career at the Fed. Many of them decide on careers in business, economics, and finance."
The first meeting is July 21, 2017, at the St. Louis Fed. Students will meet monthly for the remainder of the 2017-2018 school year. >>>Learn more