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The SIFMA Foundation's InvestWrite national essay competition is a culminating activity for Stock Market Game students, extending what they have learned in SMG by challenging them to analyze, think critically and problem solve. Students address real world financial issues and situations by answering a question about long-term saving and investing.  A new theme and question are posed each year.  Since the program began in 2004 almost 194,000 essays have been written in classrooms across the country and more than 22,000 volunteers have served as judges in the writing competition.

The winners of this year’s InvestWrite® competition had a great visit to NYC for their Wall Street Experience in June.   Check out photos, tweets and news coverage from the students’ tour of Nasdaq, Bats, and the New York Stock exchange and more!

Learn more about InvestWrite here or view the InvestWrite brochure.


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Tribute Dinner 

The SIFMA Foundation's annual Tribute Dinner celebrates industry champions of youth financial education and raises awareness for an important cause. This year's dinner took place on October 11, 2017 at Cipriani (25 Broadway, NY). The honorees were Andy Sieg, Head of Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, and Gerard McGraw, Chief Financial Officer Fidelity Investments.


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Stock Market Game 
More than 600,000 students take part every school year across all 50 states. An independent study by Learning Point Associates found students who participated in the SMG program scored significantly higher on mathematics and financial literacy tests. 


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Since the program began in 2004 almost  194,000 essays have been written in classrooms across the country and more than 22,000 volunteers have served as judges in the national essay competition.  

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Capitol Hill Challenge   

CHC connects middle- and high-school students across the country with their member of Congress. In 2017, we had 100% participation from Congress and over 60 Senators and Representatives met with their teams personally. The top 10 teams win a trip to Washington, DC!  

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Invest It Forward
IIF connects volunteers from industry firms who personally offer exciting, multimedia in-school and afterschool lessons to help our nation's youth better prepare for their own futures as financially capable and engaged citizens. Learn how you can get involved today!


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