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Hundreds of Valley High School Students Compete at Stock Market Challenge; Phoenix Mayor to Close
Mayor Stanton will sound the closing bell at the event and congratulate the winning team.
Students have been preparing for the Challenge the past two months by participating in lessons designed to help them grasp the concepts they’ll need in stock trading, led by Junior Achievement (JA) volunteer instructors and our partner teachers. The JA Student Stock Market Challenge gives students a chance to practice those skills in a fun and dynamic environment. Particularly pertinent is that lessons learned during the Challenge are the focus of reflection exercises that will help today’s youth make smart financial choices as adults.
“Bestowing financial knowledge into high school students is crucial for our economic future,” said Joyce Richards, president of Junior Achievement of Arizona. “Through the Stock Market Challenge and other JA programs, students are learning lessons on which to build effective personal financial habits for life.”
The Sixth Annual Stock Market Challenge is sponsored by: The Charles Schwab Foundation, Title and TruWest Credit Union, Champion of Hope.
For more information, please visit www.jaaz.org.
About Junior Achievement of Arizona
Junior Achievement is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization which believes that every child deserves an education in economics and finances in order to inspire and prepare them for success in a global economy.
Serving Arizona’s youth since 1957, JA prepares young people for the real world by showing them how to become self sufficient, how to create jobs which make their communities robust, and how to apply entrepreneurial thinking to the workplace.
Junior Achievement of Arizona reached over 92,000 students during the 2011-2012 school year and plans to reach 95,000 students in 2012-2013.
For more information on Junior Achievement or ways to get involved, please call 480-377-8500 or visit www.jaaz.org.
About JA USA™
Junior Achievement has been promoting the ideals of entrepreneurship, financial literacy and workplace readiness for almost a century. JA USA reaches approximately four million students per year in nearly 176,000 classrooms and after-school locations throughout the country
The JA mission is supported by nearly 178,000 classroom volunteers around the country, from all walks of life, including business people, college students, parents, and retirees. The hallmark of the organization has always been providing children with positive adult role-models, who illustrate ways to build self-confidence, develop skills and find avenues of success in the American economic system.