Welcome to Fool School!
Here at The Motley Fool, we’re deeply passionate about financial literacy. We believe everyone can learn about money and investing — it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. But too often, financial literacy lessons aren’t learned in childhood, which makes adulthood harder than it needs to be.
Enter Fool School, The Motley Fool’s financial literacy project, founded in 2017 by Motley Fool co-founder David Gardner. We host free, interactive group financial literacy workshops on-site at Fool HQ in Alexandria, Virginia, for students in grades K-12. All classes are taught by Motley Fool employees, trained on communicating financial concepts in an age-appropriate manner — everything from where money comes from, to how to research stocks to invest in. Learn more about the kinds of classes we offer, and contact us about scheduling a workshop for your students.
Fool School is a fully-volunteer initiative, hosted by Motley Fool employees. We are particularly grateful for the support of the following Fools:
Co-Founder and Chief Rule Breaker, The Motley Fool
Founder of Fool School
David Gardner is the Co-Founder and Chief Rule Breaker at The Motley Fool. David co-founded “The Fool” with his brother, Tom, in 1993. The company’s mission is to help the world invest better by focusing on long-term investments in world-class businesses. With an unyielding focus on workplace culture and employee engagement, The Motley Fool was named the #1 “Medium-Sized Company to Work For” by Glassdoor.com in 2014 and 2015.
As Chief Rule Breaker, David wears many hats including innovator, stock picker, author, and lecturer. Prior to founding The Motley Fool, David graduated as a Morehead-Cain Scholar from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1988. He is a recipient of UNC’s prestigious “Distinguished Young Alumni Award” and served on the Individual Investor Advisory Committee of the New York Stock Exchange for 15 years. Among his many accomplishments at The Motley Fool, David is perhaps most proud of his conception and development of Motley Fool CAPS, a stock-picking platform that builds community intelligence around all stock traded nationwide.