The Stock Market Challenge is an online simulation of the global capital markets. It engages students in the world of economics, investing, and personal finance to prepare them for financially independent futures. Participants work in teams and given $100,000 to invest in the stock market and compete against teams across Florida to see which team has the most significant return on investments. Prior knowledge of finance is not required to participate. 8 Cents in a Jar will provide students a seamless transition into the game, including lesson plans, activities, and open communication with parents.
Orientation for both students and parents is scheduled for January 5, 2021, with the competition running from January 25, 2021- April 2, 2021 meeting two times a month with their teams virtually. Each team will have two instructors to guide and mentor the students on their financial decision skills. Each session, a student will win a mico-scholarship with an opportunity to win a grand prize of stocks or financial contributions towards a 529 savings plan.
All students must complete the registration form and reside within the Central Florida area. Students within targeted zip codes will receive priority. 8 Cents in a Jar will do our best to accommodate all students interested in learning how to invest in the stock market. Community organizations and youth groups are eligible to form a private team and hold training at their current facility based on availability. Email if interested. The same rules apply for training. Availability is limited.