Online Learning & Stock Market Challenge
All Lackawanna County schools are invited to participate in the elementary, middle, or high school competitions.
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Current Game Dates
Fall - October 12th - December 18th, 2020
Spring - February 15th - April 23rd, 2021
Start making trades immediately and the game will reset the Friday before the competition starts, after the market closes at 5 pm, and all trades will then go into the new game that begins at 9:30 am, the opening of the market, on the first day of the competition.
In the Fall, we have a statewide competition for all divisions
In the Spring, we celebrate with extra special local/county middle and high school competitions.
Prizes per County*
First Place - $100 - top game, $25 teacher
Second Place - $50 game, $20 teacher
Third Place - $30 game, $15 teacher
*Must be active games, no cash only portfolios
Top three middle & high schools per county
There are statewide prizes too!
Interested in joining the competition?
Rankings - Celebrating the Past -Spring 2020
Special funding for our programs has been made available for Lackawanna County Schools thanks to the following sponsors:
Proudly supported by the North Penn Charitable Foundation
Our sponsored stock market competition offers players in grades 3-12 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.
The schools invited to participate are Abington Heights, Dunmore, Holy Cross, Lakeland, Mid Valley, North Pocono, Old Forge, Riverside, Scranton Prep, Scranton SD, and Valley View School Districts along with private schools.
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 the university, bank executives, and 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 or call 570-975-5149.