Hultgren Talks to Neuqua Valley High School Students about Value of Financial Education
Washington, DC — U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren (IL-14) today visited Neuqua Valley High School students participating in the Stock Market Game™ Capitol Hill Challenge (CHC) supported by Charles Schwab Foundation. This national 14-week financial education competition pairs individual members of Congress and financial capability programming with public schools in every congressional district nationwide to teach middle and high school students about saving, investing and government.
(Rep. Hultgren meets with Neuqua Valley High School students)
Rep. Hultgren met with the student teams who are investing a hypothetical $100,000 in listed stocks, bonds, and mutual funds and learning about the capital markets. The national top 10 teams will be recognized at an awards reception in Washington, D.C. on June 13.
“At Neuqua Valley High School I had a blast talking with students about the importance of financial literacy, including smartly building credit, planning for retirement and paying off debt sooner rather than later,” said Rep. Hultgren, member of the Financial Services Committee. “I commend these students for their serious commitment to learning about the importance of saving and investing, and I congratulate the school for supporting this project.”
The competition uses the SIFMA Foundation’s curriculum-based Stock Market Game™, a program to help students develop a better understanding of fiscal policymaking, the role of the capital markets and global economic trends. The program is proven to raise student scores on tests of mathematics, economics and financial knowledge and to improve students’ and teachers’ personal financial behavior.
For more details and to view weekly updates about this year’s participating schools, visit the Capitol Hill Challenge website at www.stockmarketgame.org/capitol-hill-challenge.html