Changes to the 2020 High School Student Program - "WE WILL ADAPT!"
We know the future is uncertain. Junior Achievement is prepared to offer this program in-person, virtually, or as a combination of both. We are closely monitoring the Miami-Dade County Public Schools re-opening plans and will be ready and able to adapt to the current climate, following all regulations and taking EVERY precaution to keep our students, teachers, volunteers, staff, and everyone involved, safe. The in-class programs will begin in September 2020 and the student competition will take place over a two-week period in November.
We encourage teachers to email Lauren and SIGN UP TODAY to reserve your spot for this ground-breaking program. No matter where the final competition takes place, this year's Stock Market Challenge will be exciting and engaging for all!
About the Junior Achievement Stock Market Challenge:
This is Junior Achievement’s fifth year executing this exciting program and fast-paced competition. The Junior Achievement Stock Market Challenge is a thrilling high school program that allows students to invest in the stock market using a realistic simulation. Three in-class sessions, taught by a volunteer, prepare students for the final, county-wide competition where teams compete to test their market savviness. The team with the highest net worth in its stock portfolio at the closing bell wins!
Sponsors can experience the same exciting competition from home at our virtual corporate event! Family participation is encouraged!
This year, the student Stock Market Challenge will be a fully virtual program and event for over 800 student participants, thanks to your wise investment!
How does the Stock Market Challenge work?
Each team receives $1 million to invest in anywhere from 20 – 50 fictitious stocks (based on real-life companies). Each trading day brings news from the financial markets, challenging participants to analyze and decide what actions (if any) they should take.
The twist? Each trading day is between 60 – 90 seconds long! With two 15-minute breaks, we simulate two months in about 90 minutes.
At the end of the competition, the closing bell rings, and student winners are recognized for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Net Worth. Later that evening, the adult competition winners are recognized in two categories, 1st and 2nd Net Worth, and 1st and 2nd Highest Return on Investment.
In addition to being recognized by your corporate peers as being the most astute trader, prizes will be given to the top two teams with the highest net worth. The 1st Place Team will receive recognition on the JA electronic sign, a rotating trophy for the winning school, promotion via JA’s social media channels, and acknowledgement on the JA website.
To participate, you can become an official sponsor, or raise funds to play or sponsor a student team. We invite you to explore the flyer for sponsorship opportunities or click below to register. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions!