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The Personal Finance Lab


Stock Market Challenge, Courses, Lessons, Learning Management
System and Personal Budgeting Game

The Bradford County Stock Market &
Personal Budgeting Challenge

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Troy Area School District Student, Alden Miller Under the Leadership of Glen Butters Triumphs in Financial Literacy Competition: 

First Place: State Champion    First Place: Bradford County Champion

Mr. John Kirkowski shared, “As someone who was raised in Bradford County, I have always appreciated the strength of the communities and schools of Pennsylvania. I am grateful for the opportunity to support the goals and programs of the Pennsylvania Council on Financial Literacy.”

The big competition begins April 4th with the full use of the Personal Finance Lab, from the global leader in financial simulations, StockTrak.  The highest ranking portfolio student will receive a $100, $50 for second and $30 for third with monetary prizes for teachers too. 

All Bradford County schools are invited to participate in the elementary, middle, or high school competitions

all school year.

Current Game Dates

In the Late Spring Quarter Semester Program, we celebrate with extra special local/county middle and high school competitions. 

 

Bradford County - Late Spring Semester Prizes 

Top Stock Market and Personal Budgeting

Challenge Wins: 

First Place - $100 - top game, $35 teacher

Second Place - $50 game, $25 teacher

Third Place - $30 game, $15 teacher

*Must be active games, no cash only portfolios​

The Budget Game must be completed to win prizes.

Special funding for our programs has been made available for Bradford County thanks to the anonymous sponsor.

Our Personal Finance Lab includes a Personal Budgeting Game, LMS-based Curriculum, and a stock market competition.  The Stock Market Challenge offers players in grades 1-12 the opportunity to manage a hypothetical $100,000 portfolio by investing in stocks chosen from the USA markets: American, New York and NASDAQ exchanges. The competition teaches students about investing and encourages financial literacy through hands-on activities in the classroom. For more information on our partnership with these sponsors, click to view the full press release.

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Sponsored Schools

The schools invited to participate are Athens Area, Canton Area, Northeast Bradford, Sayre Area, Towanda Area, Troy Area, and Wyalusing Area along with other private schools in the county. 

Award Ceremony

If possible, a virtual or in person celebration will be held in May to honor the schools, teachers, and their students.  They will be honored by officials and the PennCFL staff. 

If you are ready to create a sponsorship relationship which exceeds your goals and gives you the chance to become a part of our growing, passionate organization, contact us at CShirk@penncfl.org or call 570-975-5149.