SIFMA Stock Market Competition
The 100 Black Men of Austin, Inc. has started a pilot to introduce high school students to investment and stocks. The Stock Market Game is an online simulation of the global capital markets and engages students in grades 4-12 in the world of economics, investing and personal finance with the goal of preparing them for financially independent futures. Participants are given a virtual $100,000 to invest in stocks, bonds, and mutual funds over a 10 – week period (January – April). Played as a team of 3-5 members, students develop and enhance skills in leadership, management, research, problem solving, and team-building. Charles Schwab and NFP partnered with the 100 to share their expertise and provide mentoring resources along the way.
The 100 and some of the students were featured on Fox News Austin.