SIFMA Foundation

Capitol Hill Challenge Awards Reception 2016

Congratulations to the Capitol Hill Challenge Winners!

CHC 2016 Winners
Top Ten Teams on the Capitol Steps

The SIFMA Foundation's annual Capitol Hill Challenge (CHC) is an exciting national financial education competition for middle and high school students, that reaches all 50 states, and their members of Congress. This year, nearly 15,000 students, from 750 schools, and 100 percent of Congress participated in the Capitol Hill Challenge.

This special version of the Stock Market Game™ pairs members of Congress with participating schools. Since its inception in 2004, CHC has made 3,272  matches of U.S. Representatives and Senators with schools, encompassing more than 90,000 students across the country.

The Top 10 ranked teams traveled from across the country, and arrived in Washington D.C on Tuesday June 14th, ready to celebrate their accomplishments.  After settling in to their hotels, teams met with members of Congress to discuss their success in the Capitol Hill Challenge. To conclude the evening, students enjoyed a pizza party, and bus tour of the city monuments.

The next day began with breakfast at Morgan Stanley. While the students ate, they listened to a presentation about career opportunities in the financial services sector. After breakfast, the teams headed to RBC Wealth Management's office to learn about life as a financial advisor, and to discuss stock market strategies. The students then finished the festivities with the Capitol Hill Challenge Awards Reception in the Lyndon Baines Johnson room.

On Thursday morning the teams went to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority's (FINRA) office for breakfast and to hear a presentation about financial regulation. FINRA staff also discussed the importance of youth involvement in the financial sector and in politics. After this engaging presentation, the students finished their trip with a tour of the U.S. Capitol building.

Learn more about the Capitol Hill Challenge and sign up to participate.

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Tribute Dinner 2016

Tribute Dinner 

The Tribute Dinner celebrates industry champions of youth financial education and raises awareness for an important cause. Join us!

  • October 11, 2017
    Cipriani 25 Broadway, NYC
    6-9 PM

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Stock Market Game 
More than 600,000 students take part every school year across all 50 states. An independent study by Learning Point Associates found students who participated in the SMG program scored significantly higher on mathematics and financial literacy tests. 


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Since the program began in 2004 almost  194,000 essays have been written in classrooms across the country and more than 22,000 volunteers have served as judges in the national essay competition.  

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CHC connects middle- and high-school students across the country with their member of Congress. In 2017, we had 100% participation from Congress and over 60 Senators and Representatives met with their teams personally. The top 10 teams win a trip to Washington, DC!  

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IIF connects volunteers from industry firms who personally offer exciting, multimedia in-school and afterschool lessons to help our nation's youth better prepare for their own futures as financially capable and engaged citizens. Learn how you can get involved today!


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