JA Stock Market Challenge - Junior Achievement of Central Illinois

JA Stock Market Challenge REgistration

The Excitement of Wall Street in Central Illinois

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 events in Bloomington-Normal and East Peoria, professionals have the opportunity to test their market savviness & enjoy a fun night with colleagues. Proceeds from this event support youth education in our community by providing kindergarten through 12th grade students with JA classroom programs that teach financial literacy, workforce readiness and entrepreneurship. Don't miss this exclusive event where teams are issued $1,000,000 to buy mock stock in 26 fictitious companies. Once the opening bell is rung, the market opens & every 60 seconds is a new trading day! With the changing market and the game's high energy environment, teams are challenged to compete for the largest portfolio by the end of trading.

Student Event - Bloomington Normal

Student Event - Bloomington Normal

When: April 25
Where: Illinois Wesleyan University
Time: Daytime

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 Event - Bloomington Normal

When: April 25
Where: Illinois Wesleyan University
Time: 5-8 PM

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!

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Business Professionals Event - East Peoria

Business Professionals Event - East Peoria

When: April 26
Where: Par-a-Dice Hotel
Time: 5-8 PM

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!

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