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I used to have my students participate in the National Financial Capability Challenge, but that ended years ago. I love to have competitions that my students can take advantage of. Here’s what I use, but I would love to learn about what you use as well!

W!se Financial Literacy Certification from http://www.wise-ny.org/programs.htm

Annual Stock Market Challenge from http://janewengland.org/team-view/stock-market-challenge/ (other JA locations may have something similar)

A MA college has challenges for Economics and Financial Literacy:
Economics – https://www.salemstate.edu/academics/schools/10645.php
Financial Literacy – https://www.salemstate.edu/academics/schools/28340.php

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Posted by mrsprester
Asked on December 22, 2015 7:58 am
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Here are a few that I came across:
1) National Personal Finance Challenge “is an opportunity for students to demonstrate their knowledge of personal finance by connecting with other students from across the state in an online competition. The top 10 highest scoring teams are invited to the state championships…” website: https://financechallenge.unl.edu/ [Click on your state to see if the challenge is available]
2) Shred Challenge Student competition: “Shred Challenge is a financial literacy program offered by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City and its branch offices. This program is designed as an opportunity for high school students to learn about the currency process, then create an art piece and write an accompanying essay to depict a personal finance theme. High school students from Kansas, western Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Wyoming, Colorado and northern New Mexico are able to participate.” website: https://www.kansascityfed.org/education/foreducators/shred-challenge.cfm [No details on 2016 contest presented yet]
3) SIFMA Foundation’s Capitol Hill Challenge: “CHC matches Members of Congress with students, teachers, and schools competing in The Stock Market Game™ in their respective district or state. Student teams manage a hypothetical $100,000 online portfolio and invest in real stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. Since its inception in 2004, CHC has made over 2,735 matches of U.S. Representatives and Senators with schools, encompassing more than 75,000 students across the country.” Website: http://www.sifma.org/chc/
4) LifeSmarts: “Teams of High School students, supported by adult coaches, represent their states or national student leadership organizations to compete for the National LifeSmarts Championship. Students take individual assessments, complete team problem-solving activities such as “Speed Dating the Experts,” and compete in four quiz bowl matches.” website: http://lifesmarts.org/

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Posted by Tim Ranzetta
Answered on December 28, 2015 6:54 pm
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Thanks, I’ll check these out!

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Posted by mrsprester
Answered on January 5, 2016 4:39 am
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I have my students participate in the H & R Block Challenge. They give out $20,000 scholarships to the top 20 or 22 students. It is a great way for the students to see what it is like to budget and pay bills.

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Posted by jjlucero
Answered on January 5, 2016 6:31 am
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I just stumbled upon this Econ competition for high school students in the NY Fed’s region: https://www.newyorkfed.org/education/highschool/fedchallenge/hsfedchallenge.htm

Disclaimer: I don’t know any details & don’t have any experience with this competition, but I remembered this Q&A forum question and know that NGPF has a lot of teachers in the NJ area…

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Posted by Jessica Endlich
Answered on January 8, 2016 1:08 pm
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Also check out Everfi they offer contests for students to earn money.

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Posted by stolll
Answered on January 11, 2016 10:48 am
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DECA has just added it as a category in its student competitive areas. FBLA also has Personal Finance as a competitive area.

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Posted by svanberkum
Answered on January 11, 2016 10:57 am
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For any teachers in California, check out this Get a Taste of Success Business Pitch Plan Competition: https://app.reviewr.com/getataste/site//GETaTASTEofSUCCESS

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Posted by Jessica Endlich
Answered on February 10, 2016 3:29 pm
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