Two local students were recently awarded for their financial literacy prowess during a stock market challenge simulation game.
Claire Goldstein of the Wayne Highlands Middle School and Delaware Valley High School student Ritesh Patel each won first place in the Stock Market Challenge. Their prizes included a Chromebook, a $100 gift card, and a gift basked from The Dime Bank.
The Dime Bank contributed $9,000 to the Pennsylvania Council on Financial Literacy, nonprofit organization that teaches young people solid financial management skills. This donation supports students in the Wayne Highlands, Wallenpaupack, and Delaware Valley school districts as well as the Canaan Christian Academy through the Personal Finance Education Program.
“Personal finance skills provide a solid foundation for future success, and we feel this program is very worthwhile for our future leaders to gain a greater understanding of the world of finance,” Dime Bank President and Chief Executive Officer Peter Bochnovich said.
In addition to the stock market challenge simulation that teaches students how to invest in the stock market, the Personal Finance Program hosts a personal financial curriculum teaching personal finance and business and a personal budgeting game simulation where students learn about credit, budgeting, net worth, and financial balance for quality of life.
For additional information about the Pennsylvania Council on Financial Literacy, contact Carolyn Shirk at CShirk@PennCFL.org.