The Excitement of Wall Street in Central Illinois
Junior Achievement and the McLean Area Board Invite You to Experience a Night on Wall Street
The Junior Achievement Stock Market Challenge is a unique & dynamic event for students & professionals. The daytime event for high school students in Bloomington-Normal provides young people with the opportunity to experience the stock exchange firsthand. During the evening event, professionals have the opportunity to test their market savviness & enjoy a fun night with colleagues. Proceeds from this event support Junior Achievement programs in McLean County.
How Does It Work?
The Stock Market Challenge is centered on a software system that simulates a 60-day cycle of the stock market and its function of buying, selling, analysis and risk. Every 60 seconds represents a day of trading. Each day brings news from the financial markets challenging teams to analyze and decide what actions they should take. The goal of each team (4-6 players) is to accumulate the highest possible net worth in their investment portfolio at the close of trading. Due to the volatile market, and the games frantic pace, teams will be pushed to the brink, as they compete to have the largest portfolio by the end of trading. The event is an evening of fun and excitement, where the stakes are high and the competition is fierce.
Sponsorships Available | Contact: Sally.Eastman@ja.org or 309-682-1800
Student Event - Bloomington Normal
High school students from McLean County gather for an immersive stock market experience. The morning session consists of lessons to familiarize students with the stock market and the principals of responsible investing. After lunch teams of four will compete in the high-tech stock exchange simulation.
Business Professionals Event - Bloomington Normal
Business professionals and community members gather for a night of fast-paced fun. After food and networking, teams of 4-6 compete in a realistic stock exchange simulation. Teams compete to have the largest portfolio by the end of trading. As one of Junior Achievement's signature fundraising events, the evening is a thrilling way to support local programs and have a great time doing it!
Corporate Team Sponsors:
Accenture, CEFCU, G&D Integrated, Heights Finance, Heartland Bank & Trust, Illinois National Bank, Mizell Team State Farm Agency, OSF Healthcare Foundation, PALS, Quinn Johnston Henderson Pretorius & Cerulo, Ryan O'Connell, V.P. and Senior Financial Advisor, Merrill Lynch
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