SIFMA Foundation



Invest It Forward

Invest It Forward™ is an award-winning industry-wide financial education and capital markets literacy campaign convening hundreds of financial firms that are committed to giving young Americans a solid understanding of the capital markets system and the invaluable tools to achieve their dreams. Invest It Forward is designed to help young people understand how to harness the capital markets for their own benefit and realize their dreams.

Here's Why You Should Invest It Forward 
A host of nationwide policy makers are researching the need for programs like the SIFMA Foundation's. We're discovering that overall financial capability is making good strides and paving the way for the SIFMA Foundation to achieve even greater impact.  The SIFMA Foundation supports 15,000 educators and 600,000 students  grades 4 - 12 annually in their capital markets education journey.  Invest It Forward 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.

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Here’s How to Invest It Forward and Make a Difference Today!
Invest It Forward™ is designed to connect teachers and classrooms with financial industry professionals and firms. Want to be part of Invest It Forward? Get started today! It’s easy.

Orange Arrow If you are a financial industry professional or a financial services firm wanting to volunteer, and to discover specific ways you can bring your passion and skills into classrooms and youth-serving nonprofits, learn more here.

Orange Arrow If you are a teacher or after-school provider wanting to bring the real world of finance and capital markets to your students, learn more here.


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Tribute Dinner 

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

 

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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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InvestWrite  

Since the program began in 2004 almost  162,000 essays have been written in classrooms across the country and more than 20,000 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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Invest It Forward
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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