|Pillars of Student Success||
|Program Implementation||Program Grade-Level|
|Classroom Based||Grades 9-12|
|Program Concepts||Program Skills|
|Compound Interest, Diversification, Dividends, Initial Public Offering (IPO), Investing, Mutual Fund, Portfolio, Retained Earnings, Retirement, Risk Management, Savings, Stock, Stock Market||Analyzing/Applying Information, Calculating, Critical Thinking, Decision Making, Interpreting Data, Planning, Research, Teamwork|
After hearing about the volunteer's connections and experiences, students learn about the basics of the stock market. The students then begin investing $500,000 into fictitious stocks in a stock market simulation.
Students learn about compound interest and the importance of the time value of money. The students continue playing the stock market simulation.
Students learn the difference between the stock market simulation and real life. Using the stock market simulation, the students compete to see who has the highest return on investment.