Stock Market Challenge Volunteers: Bloomington or Peoria


Cause Areas


Wed Apr 25, 2018 - Thu Apr 26, 2018


Illinois Wesleyan University1312 Park StBloomington, IL 61701


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.

How Does It Work?

The Stock Market Challenge is centered on a software system that simulates a 60-day cycle of the stock market and its function of buying, selling, analysis and risk. Every 60 seconds represents a day of trading. Each day brings news from the financial markets challenging teams to analyze and decide what actions they should take. The goal of each team (4-6 players) is to accumulate the highest possible net worth in their investment portfolio at the close of trading. Due to the volatile market, and the games frantic pace, teams will be pushed to the brink, as they compete to have the largest portfolio by the end of trading. The event is an evening of fun and excitement, where the stakes are high and the competition is fierce.

We need volunteers to help with this exciting event. You do not need to know about the stock market!


  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Financial Literacy

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Only a few hours!!

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