SIFMA Foundation

InvestWrite 2016 Winners Come to New York

Congratulations to the First Place Winners of InvestWrite!

SIFMA Foundation's InvestWrite essay competition, sponsored by McGraw Hill Financial, honored its four national winners with a "Wall Street Experience" on June 23-24 in New York City. The program challenges students in grades 4-12 to analyze an investment scenario and recommend portfolio allocations that target short and long term financial goals. The writing competition is a culminating activity for the 600,000 students who compete nationwide in the Stock Market Game program each year. 

The four winners, two from the middle school division and two from the high school division, were chosen among 20,000 submissions for their ability to analyze, think critically and problem solve real world financial issues in their essays. Submissions were judged rigorously by thousands of teachers and industry professionals, including several Invest It Forward volunteers, based on students' understanding of key financial factors and components as well as their writing ability.

By participating in financial literacy programs like InvestWrite, today's students learn vital life skills they will need to become contributors to society tomorrow. Congratulations to all participants for a great job in this year's competition!

Read more about their visit: A Wall Street Experience: 2016 InvestWrite Winners Visit New York City

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National Winners

National Elementary School Winners

National Middle School Winners

National High School Winners

  • Fall 2015 Winner: Zachary Andrews
  • Spring 2016 Winner: Dylan Carey


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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.  

  • 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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Capitol Hill Challenge   

CHC connects middle- and high-school students across the country with their member of Congress. In 2016, we had 100% participation from Congress with 65+ congressional leaders visiting schools in their home district. 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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