BCPS stock market game starts June 14
BALTIMORE COUNTY, MD – Starting Monday, families can participate in the summer session of The Stock Market Game, a simulated investing activity that teaches the fundamentals of personal finance and investing. The game is free and will be offered online from Monday to August 20.
In the game, families invest hypothetical $ 100,000 in publicly traded stocks, bonds and mutual funds, and learn the value of the capital markets while working together to maximize the returns on their portfolios. The activity is offered to families by BCPS Parent University in partnership with First Financial Federal Credit Union, which covers all team fees, and the Maryland Council on Economic Education.
“We are delighted to offer this opportunity to our families,” said Susan Hahn, program specialist and coordinator at Parent University. “This is a unique learning activity that teaches important lessons about economics.”
“We encourage families to take advantage of this summer learning opportunity,” added BCPS Superintendent Dr. Darryl L. Williams. “All participants will gain valuable financial knowledge. “
A guided tour of the game and registration instructions are available online.