Congresswoman Annie Kuster Discusses Financial Literacy with Concord Students Competing in Stock Market Challenge
CONCORD, N.H. – This morning, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) visited Shaker Road school to take questions from students participating in the Stock Market Game: 2014 Capitol Hill Challenge. During the visit, the Congresswoman heard from the students about their projects, and discussed the importance of encouraging financial literacy among our younger generation.
The Stock Market Game: 2014 Capitol Hill Challenge is an annual student competition in which students manage a hypothetical online portfolio of $100,000 and invest in real stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. The winners of the competition receive a trip to Washington D.C. to meet their representatives, but Rep. Kuster was pleased to be able to visit today with all of the competing Shaker Road students in their hometown of Concord.
“I was so impressed by the Shaker Road students, whose thoughtful, intelligent questions demonstrated their thorough understanding of the stock market and finance in general,” said Congresswoman Annie Kuster. “Children like these are our nation’s future leaders, and promoting financial literacy among this age group will help protect our nation’s economic security down the road. I was honored to get a chance to hear from these inspiring students today, and I wish the competing teams all the best of luck!”
Congresswoman Kuster strongly believes we must prioritize the education of our children, and since taking office in 2012 she has supported a variety of initiatives to help students access high-quality academics and succeed in school. In May of last year, Kuster cosponsored a bill to stop student loan interest rates from doubling, and she has worked with business leaders and community colleges to help create mutually beneficial partnerships and improve workforce development training opportunities for New Hampshire students.
Launched in 2004 and based on content proven to raise student scores on tests of mathematics, economics and financial knowledge, the 11th Annual SIFMA Stock Market Game provides an opportunity for Members of Congress to connect with their younger constituents in an educational program that highlights the importance of financial literacy and exposes students to federal policymakers in our nation’s capital.