Cal U Supports Stock Market Challenge

Jan 27, 2020

California University of Pennsylvania is partnering with the Pennsylvania Council on Financial Literacy (PennCFL) to sponsor stock market competitions for elementary, middle and high school students in a five-county region.


Cal U is supporting PennCFL’s Stock Market Challenge in Allegheny, Fayette, Greene, Washington and Westmoreland counties. The challenge is open to public and private school students in grades 3-12. 

The competition is designed to teach students and teachers how to invest and trade in stocks, analyze markets and build a portfolio. More than $2,800 in prizes will beawarded in the five-county region. The Spring Game starts Feb. 10.

“It’s never too soon to begin building financial literacy,” says Dr. Paul Hettler, chair of the Department of Business and Economics at Cal U. “Our university is proud to support PennCFL and the Stock Market Challenge.” 

PennCFL’s mission is to provide Pennsylvania’s K-12 students with economic, personal finance and entrepreneurship skills that elevate their standard of living, quality of life and professional success. The organization sponsors financial games and programs, with the participation of over 10,000 students in 45 Pennsylvania counties. In partnership with colleges and universities, PennCFL also offers entrepreneurship conferences and competitions.  

For more information about the Stock Market Challenge, visit or phone 570-975-5149. 

Business at Cal U

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