SIFMA and the SIFMA Foundation Kick-Off the 12th Annual Stock Market Game™-Capitol Hill Challenge

Release Date: February 2, 2015
Contact: Carol Danko, [email protected], 202-962-7390

SIFMA and the SIFMA Foundation Kick-Off the 12th Annual Stock Market Game™-Capitol Hill Challenge  

Students from High Schools and Middle Schools from all 50 States Participate in the SIFMA Foundation  
 Competition to Promote Financial Capability and Expose Students to Fiscal Policymaking  

Washington, DC, February 2, 2015—SIFMA and the SIFMA Foundation today kicked-off the 12th annual Stock Market Game™-Capitol Hill Challenge (CHC). This 14-week challenge organizes teams of middle and high school students by Congressional district and state and teaches the importance of saving and investing, while simultaneously promoting a better understanding of our nation’s government.

Student teams invest a hypothetical $100,000 in listed stocks, bonds, and mutual funds and learn the value of saving and investing as they work together to maximize the return of their portfolio. The Top Ten performing teams will be recognized at an awards reception in Washington, D.C. this June. 

“For over a decade, the Stock Market Game-Capitol Hill Challenge has helped students from around the country grow and learn about financial literacy,” said Kenneth E. Bentsen, Jr., SIFMA president & CEO. “Our industry is committed to giving students the necessary tools to build a solid foundation of information regarding investing and saving, so they can one day achieve their financial goals.”  

The competition uses the curriculum-based Stock Market Game™, a program of the SIFMA Foundation, to help students develop a better understanding of the global economy, strengthen their personal financial skills, and improve their knowledge of math, economics, and business.

Since the Capitol Hill Challenge began in 2004, nearly 2,200 Members of Congress have engaged in this special version of the Stock Market Game™ Program with more than 61,000 students from schools across the country. Middle and high school students from all 50 states are participating in this year’s competition.

To view the weekly updates in the rankings from this year’s participating schools, visit the SIFMA Foundation’s website: