Help students connect classroom content with a real-world experience and sharing your expertise. The Stock Market Game (SMG) gives Minnesota students in grades 4-12 the opportunity to invest a virtual $100,000 in stocks, mutual funds, and bonds. Educators incorporate SMG into their curriculum to teach their students business, math, economic, financial literacy, and critical thinking skills. Many educators utilizing SMG in their classrooms are not financial experts and rely on industry professionals to enhance their students’ learning. As a volunteer with The Stock Market Game, you can support educators’ teaching by sharing your experience and professional insight about investing, financial planning, and the stock market and economy.
As a volunteer of The Stock Market Game, you can help enhance the content educators are covering in class and the experience students are having while managing their SMG portfolios. Your real-world perspective and stories will help advance students’ learning as they develop and improve their business, math, economics, financial literacy, and critical thinking skills.
Contact us to learn more about volunteering as a classroom speaker for SMG.
Every Fall and Spring, SMG students are invited to submit an essay as part of the national InvestWrite essay competition through SIFMA. Members of the business community are needed to read and judge essays. Sign up now to volunteer as an InvestWrite judge!
Both teachers and students love The Stock Market Game and its low-cost fee of $14 per student team. However, many schools do not have access to funding to cover the cost of all teams and therefore may lose access to this valuable learning experience.
You can help by sponsoring a class or school to participate in SMG. Contact us to learn more about sponsoring SMG teams.
SMG is supported in part by Charles Schwab Foundation, Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America, and RBC Wealth Management.
By The Numbers
The Stock Market Game™ makes an impact annually on the students in the program.