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9th Annual Junior Achievement Stock Market Challenge

Featuring: JA Take Stock in Your Future

Through JA Take Stock in Your Future, students discover the benefits and challenges of investing in the stock market as part of a broader, long-term investment strategy and the risks and rewards of trading. (grades 9-12) The program includes five 45- minute sessions, with additional extended learning activities and optional digital assets offered throughout, including an optional online or site-based JA Stock Market Challenge competition.

When: Thursday, October 17, 2024
Where: Akerman LLP
Time: 7:30 AM ET
The student Stock Market Challenge is a dynamic program and event benefiting over 1,100 student participants, thanks to your wise investment! The in-class programs will begin in fall 2024 and the student competition will take place on October 17, 2024. Volunteer opportunities are available!

Sponsors can experience the same exciting competition IN-PERSON at our virtual corporate event, scheduled for Thursday, October 17, 2024 at Akerman in Brickell City Centre!

About the Junior Achievement Stock Market Challenge:

This is Junior Achievement’s seventh 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. Four 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!

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. 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.

Further details will be updated as the event nears.

4th Annual Stock Market Challenge - Corporate Event

4th Annual Stock Market Challenge - Student Competition


Presenting Sponsor

Logo for RSM US LLP

Wall Street Sponsor

Logo for Delta Air Lines
Logo for EverBank

Platinum Sponsor

Logo for JP Morgan
Logo for The Templeton Family Foundation

Opening/Closing Bell Sponsor

Logo for City National Bank

Gold Sponsor

Logo for Northern Trust
Logo for Publix Super Markets Charities
Logo for Regions
Logo for Trivest
Logo for World Insurance Associates

Silver Sponsor

Logo for Aetna
Logo for Amerant Bank
Logo for BankUnited
Logo for BDO
Logo for Fifth Third Bank
Logo for International Finance Bank
Logo for Ryder Systems
Logo for William Blair

Trader Sponsor

Logo for Popular Bank

Bronze Sponsor

Logo for Crowe
Logo for Cruz Family
Logo for TD Bank
Logo for Virgin Hotels

Become a Sponsor!

Sponsorships for these events are critical for Junior Achievement to continue providing life-changing programs to students in our community. These programs are delivered at no cost to students. You can make a difference in the lives of these students by participating in this world-class event! Contact us to get more information on how to sponsor a JA Event!

Need More Information? Fill out the form to contact Mariana Furchi Sly - Executive Vice President


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