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Rep. Dan Lipinski visits Lyons Township High School – South Campus, Reinforces Value of Financial Education for Students Participating in SIFMA Foundation's Capitol Hill Challenge

Today, Rep. Dan Lipinski (IL-3) visited Lyons Township High School – South Campus 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. Lipinski 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 11.

“Financial literacy skills are critical for young people in today’s economy,” Rep. Lipinski said. “The students from LTHS are to be commended for their serious commitment to learning about the importance of saving and investing, and the school should be congratulated 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.

Since the Capitol Hill Challenge began in 2004, the program has made more than 4,300 matches of U.S. representatives and senators with schools, reaching more than 116,000 students. Middle and high school students from all 50 states, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia are participating in this year’s competition.

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

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