Herald Staff Report
Economic Literacy Colorado will present its free spring Stock Market Experience on Monday. The Stock Market Experience is a 10-week, robust, online investment simulation program that teaches third through 12th grade students about saving, investing, personal finance and basic economics.
SME’s 10-week program requires student teams to use intuitive technology to invest a virtual $100,000 in stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and more. Teams across the state can compete with others in their same age division. Students and teachers of the first, second, and third place winning teams in each age division will receive up to $100 in cash prizes at the spring Awards Ceremony on April 30.
Colorado teachers are invited to learn more or register for the SME, the SME Mentored Investment Challenge, and the training webinars at https://econlitco.org/stock-market-experience.
“Teachers with little or no knowledge of the stock market can register for the SME Mentored Investment Challenge. Knowledgeable financial volunteers are paired with teachers to help their students make the best trading decisions. Mentored teams compete with other mentored teams, and this smaller division of SME provides a higher odds of winning, “said Debbie Pierce, president and CEO of Economic Literacy Colorado.