JA Stock Market Challenge | Junior Achievement of Western New York

JA VIRTUAL Stock market Challenge


The 2020 JA Stock Market Challenge is going virtual with two sessions.

November, 16-20, 2020


April, 19-23, 2021

Fall 2020 Junior Achievement Virtual Stock Market Challenge Winners Announced

High school students from all or Western New York will have to opportunity to participate in a stock market challenge simulation for one week as part of their JA Take Stock in Your Future® program.

The purpose of the JA Stock Market Challenge Virtual is to give students a better understanding of trading strategies and portfolio management. Students will also learn how to use a variety of financial instruments and their risks and rewards as they apply to asset management.  This challenge will take place over one week.

Students will work as a team or individually and make their own trades during an online stock market challenge platform using fictitious money based on real stock market activity, trends and analysis using HowtheMarketWorks.com

Sponsors: Contact Lisa Roy, Sr. Development Manager at (716) 853-1381 x212 or Lroy@jawny.org

Teachers: Contact Alycia Ivancie, Sr. Education Manager, at aivancie@jawny.org



Presenting Sponsor:    northwest


  Tops Markeets   

   Zgoda & Associates CPAs, PC   

Tops Markeets   


Tops Markeets


Blue Chip Sponsors:

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York; PwC; Reid Family Foundation/Crosby's

Preferred Share Sponsors:

Confer Plastics Inc.; Curbell, Inc.;  Deloitte; Equitable Advisors, LLC; Evans Bank; KPMG; Lawley; Linde; Lippes, Mathias, Wexler & Friedman LLP; National Fuel Gas Company; Niagara University; Phillips Lytle LLP; SEFCU - Buffalo Branch; Seneca Foods Foundation; Uniland Development Company; WSF Industries, Inc. 

Common Share Sponsors:

The Bonadio Group; Bond, Schoeneck & King, LLC; Buffalo Niagara Business Ethics Association; Financial Trust Federal Credit Union; Freed Maxick CPAs;  Gramkee Financial Consulting; KeyBank; Lakelet Capital LLC; L&M Wealth Management;  Lambert & Co. ; SendYourKidsToCollege.com; Stahlka Agency, Inc.; TriMain Development; Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

Generous Team funding: The Lenna Foundation (Chautauqua County Schools) 

In Kind support from BlueCross BlueShield



Fall 2020 Virtual Stock Market Challenge Top Student Performers


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