The Stock Market Game™ (SMG) gives students in grades 4-12 a virtual $100,000 to invest in the stock market and learn about our economy firsthand on a local, national and even global scale. This experiential tool increases students’ financial literacy and emphasizes the importance of investing. Participating students gain a richer understanding of the U.S. economic system, current events and teamwork – skills necessary for future success.
Volunteers within The SMG are varied in their engagement:
- Some volunteers assist within a classroom by conversing with students once per week about decisions students have made with their portfolio. This is a great opportunity for the parent of a student.
- Some companies choose to financially support The SMG and build in a volunteer component such as classroom speakers, being an email resource to answer questions or host classroom visits.