U.S. Rep Gregory W. Meeks and Queens School for Career Development in Jamaica Set to Participate in the 11th Annual SIFMA Foundation Stock Market Game™-Capitol Hill Challenge During Financial Literacy Month

Apr 1, 2014

U.S. Rep Gregory W. Meeks and Queens School for Career Development in Jamaica Set to Participate in the 11th Annual SIFMA Foundation Stock Market Game™-Capitol Hill Challenge During Financial Literacy Month

WASHINGTON, D.C.- April 1, 2014—Congressman Gregory W. Meeks is excited to announce his participation in the SIFMA Foundation 11th annual Stock Market Game™-Capitol Hill Challenge (CHC). This 14-week challenge organizes teams of high school students by Congressional district and state and teaches the importance of savings and investing, while simultaneously promoting a better understanding of our government.

Gregory W. Meeks, who is paired with Queens School for Career Development in Jamaica hopes to visit the school to watch first-hand as the students 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 with Congressman Meeks at an awards reception in Washington, D.C. this June.

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. The program is proven to raise student scores on tests of mathematics, economics and financial knowledge. It is also proven to positively impact teachers’ personal finance behavior.

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. 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: http://www.sifma.org/chc/. 

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